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JAVA_EXPLOIT.BB
Aliases: Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 (Microsoft)
Malware type: Trojan
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Encrypted: Yes
In the wild: Yes

Overview


Infection Channel: Downloaded from the Internet

This malware is involved in a malicious spam campaign leveraging the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. It takes advantage of certain software vulnerabilities to download malicious files onto the affected system.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

It executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

Technical Details


File size: 13,692 bytes
File type: JAR
Initial samples received date: 17 Apr 2013
Payload: Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

Download Routine

This Trojan takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to download possibly malicious files:

It saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %User Temp%\{random file name}.exe

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista and 7.)

It then executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

It downloads a possibly malicious file from a certain URL. The URL where this malware downloads the said file depends on the following parameter(s) passed on to it by its components:

  • name

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 9.300
First VSAPI Pattern File: 9.862.04
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 17 Apr 2013
VSAPI OPR Pattern Version: 9.863.00
VSAPI OPR Pattern Release Date: 18 Apr 2013

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

Close all opened browser windows

Step 3

Search and delete this file

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There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
 
  • %User Temp%\{random file name}.exe

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as JAVA_EXPLOIT.BB. 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.

Step 5

Download and apply this security patch Refrain from using these products until the appropriate patches have been installed. Trend Micro advises users to download critical patches upon release by vendors.


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Analysis By: Jaime Benigno Reyes

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