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Virus:Worm/Palevo.afbn
Date discovered:19/08/2010
Type:Worm
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low to medium
Distribution Potential:Low to medium
Damage Potential:Low to medium
Static file:Yes
File size:111.104 Bytes
MD5 checksum:180a78ea6c481a3ef97dab5c201efb43
IVDF version:7.10.10.226 - Thursday, August 19, 2010

 General Methods of propagation:
   • Autorun feature
   • Messenger
   • Peer to Peer


Aliases:
   •  Mcafee: W32/Palevo.gen.a
   •  Sophos: Mal/Palevo-A
   •  Bitdefender: Trojan.Generic.4343656
   •  Panda: W32/P2Pworm.GF
   •  Eset: Win32/Peerfrag.GL


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003


Side effects:
   • Drops malicious files
   • Registry modification

 Files It copies itself to the following locations:
   • %drive%\GORENJE\frizider.exe
   • %HOME%\csrss.exe



The following file is created:

%drive%\autorun.inf This is a non malicious text file with the following content:
   • %code that runs malware%

 Registry The following registry key is added in order to run the process after reboot:

– [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
   • "Taskman"="%HOME%\csrss.exe"

 P2P In order to infect other systems in the Peer to Peer network community the following action is performed:   It retrieves shared folders by querying the following registry keys:
   • Software\BearShare\General
   • Software\iMesh\General
   • Software\Shareaza\Shareaza\Downloads
   • Software\Kazaa\LocalContent
   • Software\DC++
   • Software\eMule
   • Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\eMule Plus_is1

   It searches for directories that contain the following substring:
   • \Local Settings\Application Data\Ares\My Shared Folder


 Messenger It is spreading via Messenger. The characteristics are described below:

– Windows Live Messenger

The URL then refers to a copy of the described malware. If the user downloads and executes this file the infection process will start again.

 Backdoor Contact server:
All of the following:
   • sandra.pri**********.com:45000 (UDP)
   • pica.ban**********.ru:45000 (UDP)
   • l33t.bra**********.net:45000 (UDP)


 Injection – It injects itself as a remote thread into a process.

    Process name:
   • explorer.exe


 Miscellaneous Mutex:
It creates the following Mutex:
   • aljsughu55

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

Description inserted by Petre Galan on Friday, November 19, 2010
Description updated by Petre Galan on Friday, November 19, 2010

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