Analysis by: Ryan Paolo Maglaque

 ALIASES:

Trojan:Win32/Eqtonex!rfn(Microsoft); Win32/Exploit.Equation.EternalRomance.A(Eset-NOD32)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

 OVERALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type: Exploit

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW

Infection Channel: Downloaded from the Internet

TROJ_ETERNALROM.A is a hacking tool released by a hacking group called Shadow Brokers. It contains several exploits that target system and server vulnerabilities. This hacking tool also targets vulnerable email-based applications and business-related software platforms. Users should regularly update their software to prevent known vulnerabilities from infecting their systems. In the case of systems that are no longer supported or receive updates, employing virtual patching can mitigate the risks of using these end-of-life systems.

This Exploit may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It may be manually installed by a user.

It takes advantage of certain vulnerabilities.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: 69,632 bytes
File Type: EXE
Memory Resident: No
Initial Samples Received Date: 14 Apr 2017

Arrival Details

This Exploit may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.

It may be manually installed by a user.

Other Details

This Exploit does the following:

  • Displays the following when executed with "-?" argument
  • Establishes a connection to the target machine

It takes advantage of the following vulnerabilities:

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.850
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE: 13.340.08
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE: 14 Apr 2017
VSAPI OPR PATTERN File: 13.341.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date: 15 Apr 2017

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_ETERNALROM.A. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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