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Virus:Worm/RBot.97280.25
Date discovered:24/08/2005
Type:Worm
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Medium
Damage Potential:Medium
Static file:Yes
File size:97.280 Bytes
MD5 checksum:7683cdb7fc573828fb3b79614d9b753f
VDF version:6.31.01.172

 General Method of propagation:
   • Local network


Aliases:
   •  Symantec: W32.Spybot.Worm
   •  Kaspersky: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.akk
   •  Sophos: W32/Rbot-Fam
   •  VirusBuster: Worm.Rbot.CGS
   •  Eset: Win32/Rbot
   •  Bitdefender: Backdoor.SDBot.D765E7D7


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 95
   • Windows 98
   • Windows 98 SE
   • Windows NT
   • Windows ME
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003


Side effects:
   • Registry modification
   • Makes use of software vulnerability
   • Steals information
   • Third party control

 Files It copies itself to the following location:
   • %SYSDIR%\msn9.exe

 Registry The following registry keys are added in order to run the processes after reboot:

– HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
   • "MSN9 Startup"="msn9.exe"

– HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
   • "MSN9 Startup"="msn9.exe"

– HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
   • "MSN9 Startup"="msn9.exe"

 Network Infection In order to ensure its propagation the malware attemps to connect to other machines as described below.

It drops copies of itself to the following network shares:
   • IPC$
   • C$
   • ADMIN$


It uses the following login information in order to gain access to the remote machine:

–Cached usernames and passwords.

– A list of usernames and passwords:
   • administrator; administrador; administrateur; administrat; admins;
      admin; adm; password1; password; passwd; pass1234; pass; pwd; 007;
      123; 1234; 12345; 123456; 1234567; 12345678; 123456789; 1234567890;
      2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; test; guest; none; demo; unix; linux;
      changeme; default; system; server; root; null; qwerty; mail; outlook;
      web; www; internet; accounts; accounting; home; homeuser; user; oem;
      oemuser; oeminstall; windows; win98; win2k; winxp; winnt; win2000;
      qaz; asd; zxc; qwe; bob; jen; joe; fred; bill; mike; john; peter;
      luke; sam; sue; susan; peter; brian; lee; neil; ian; chris; eric;
      george; kate; bob; katie; mary; login; loginpass; technical; backup;
      exchange; fuck; bitch; slut; sex; god; hell; hello; domain;
      domainpass; domainpassword; database; access; dbpass; dbpassword;
      databasepass; data; databasepassword; db1; db2; db1234; sql;
      sqlpassoainstall; orainstall; oracle; ibm; cisco; dell; compaq;
      siemens; nokia; control; office; blank; winpass; main; lan; internet;
      intranet; student; teacher; staff



Exploit:
It makes use of the following Exploits:
– MS03-026 (Buffer Overrun in RPC Interface)
– MS03-039 (Buffer Overrun in RPCSS Service)
– MS04-011 (LSASS Vulnerability)


IP address generation:
It creates random IP addresses while it keeps the first two octets from its own address. Afterwards it tries to establish a connection with the created addresses.


Infection process:
Creates a TFTP script on the compromised machine in order to download the malware to the remote location.


Remote execution:
–It attempts to schedule a remote execution of the malware, on the newly infected machine. Therefore it uses the NetScheduleJobAdd function.

 IRC To deliver system information and to provide remote control it connects to the following IRC Server:

Server: aladin.online-**********
Port: 3267
Nickname: {XP}- %seven-digit random character string%



– This malware has the ability to collect and send information such as:
    • Capture screen
    • Capture shot from webcam
    • CPU speed
    • Details about drivers
    • Free disk space
    • Free memory
    • Malware uptime
    • Information about the network
    • Information about running processes
    • Size of memory
    • Username
    • Information about the Windows operating system


– Furthermore it has the ability to perform actions such as:
    • Launch DDoS ICMP flood
    • Launch DDoS SYN flood
    • Launch DDoS UDP flood
    • Disable DCOM
    • Download file
    • Enable DCOM
    • Enable network shares
    • Execute file
    • Join IRC channel
    • Kill process
    • Leave IRC channel
    • Open remote shell
    • Perform DDoS attack
    • Perform network scan
    • Perform port redirection
    • Restart system
    • Start spreading routine
    • Terminate malware
    • Terminate process
    • Updates itself

 Miscellaneous Mutex:
It creates the following Mutex:
   • Bot-1

 File details Programming language:
The malware program was written in MS Visual C++.


Runtime packer:
In order to aggravate detection and reduce size of the file it is packed with a runtime packer.

Description inserted by Irina Boldea on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Description updated by Irina Boldea on Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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