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Virus:Worm/Conficker.AN
Date discovered:01/10/2009
Type:Worm
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low to medium
Distribution Potential:Medium
Damage Potential:Low to medium
Static file:Yes
File size:170.264 Bytes
MD5 checksum:bff95ab29e8fc5c8aeeee9998d90c54e
VDF version:7.01.06.58
IVDF version:7.01.06.61 - Thursday, October 1, 2009

 General Methods of propagation:
    Autorun feature
   • Local network


Aliases:
   •  Mcafee: Mal/Conficker-A
   •  Kaspersky: Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.ih
   •  Panda: W32/Conficker.C.worm


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


Side effects:
   • Drops malicious files
   • Lowers security settings
   • Registry modification
   • Makes use of software vulnerability
CVE-2007-1204
MS07-019

 Files It copies itself to the following locations:
   • %SYSDIR%\qepdjla.dll
   • %drive%\RECYCLER\%CLSID%\jwgkvsq.vmx



It deletes the initially executed copy of itself.



The following file is created:

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




It tries to execute the following file:

Filename:
   • explorer C:

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

[HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\
   %random character string%]
   • "Description"="Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution."
   • "DisplayName"="Windows Time"
   • "ErrorControl"=dword:0x00000000
   • "ImagePath"="%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs"
   • "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
   • "Start"=dword:0x00000002
   • "Type"=dword:0x00000020



The value of the following registry key is removed:

–  [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
   • Windows Defender



The following registry key is added:

[HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\
   %random character string%\Parameters]
   • "ServiceDll"="%SYSDIR%\qepdjla.dll"



The following registry keys are changed:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
   New value:
   • "Locked"=dword:0x00000001

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
   New value:
   • "ShellState"=hex:24,00,00,00,32,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,0D,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
   New value:
   • "DontPrettyPath"=dword:0x00000000
   • "Filter"=dword:0x00000000
   • "Hidden"=dword:0x00000002
   • "HideFileExt"=dword:0x00000000
   • "HideIcons"=dword:0x00000000
   • "MapNetDrvBtn"=dword:0x00000001
   • "SeparateProcess"=dword:0x00000001
   • "ShowCompColor"=dword:0x00000001
   • "ShowInfoTip"=dword:0x00000000
   • "SuperHidden"=dword:0x00000000
   • "WebView"=dword:0x00000000

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost]
   New value:
   • "netsvcs"="6to4"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
   Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
   New value:
   • "CheckedValue"=dword:0x00000000

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


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

The following list of passwords:
   • 99999999; 9999999; 999999; 99999; 9999; 999; 99; 88888888; 8888888;
      888888; 88888; 8888; 888; 88; 77777777; 7777777; 777777; 77777; 7777;
      777; 77; 66666666; 6666666; 666666; 66666; 6666; 666; 66; 55555555;
      5555555; 555555; 55555; 5555; 555; 55; 44444444; 4444444; 444444;
      44444; 4444; 444; 44; 33333333; 3333333; 333333; 33333; 3333; 333; 33;
      22222222; 2222222; 222222; 22222; 2222; 222; 22; 11111111; 1111111;
      111111; 11111; 1111; 111; 11; 00000000; 0000000; 00000; 0000; 000; 00;
      0987654321; 987654321; 87654321; 7654321; 654321; 54321; 4321; 321;
      21; 12; fuck; zzzzz; zzzz; zzz; xxxxx; xxxx; xxx; qqqqq; qqqq; qqq;
      aaaaa; aaaa; aaa; sql; file; web; foo; job; home; work; intranet;
      controller; killer; games; private; market; coffee; cookie; forever;
      freedom; student; account; academia; files; windows; monitor; unknown;
      anything; letitbe; letmein; domain; access; money; campus; explorer;
      exchange; customer; cluster; nobody; codeword; codename; changeme;
      desktop; security; secure; public; system; shadow; office; supervisor;
      superuser; share; super; secret; server; computer; owner; backup;
      database; lotus; oracle; business; manager; temporary; ihavenopass;
      nothing; nopassword; nopass; Internet; internet; example; sample;
      love123; boss123; work123; home123; mypc123; temp123; test123; qwe123;
      abc123; pw123; root123; pass123; pass12; pass1; admin123; admin12;
      admin1; password123; password12; password1; default; foobar; foofoo;
      temptemp; temp; testtest; test; rootroot; root; adminadmin;
      mypassword; mypass; pass; Login; login; Password; password; passwd;
      zxcvbn; zxcvb; zxccxz; zxcxz; qazwsxedc; qazwsx; q1w2e3; qweasdzxc;
      asdfgh; asdzxc; asddsa; asdsa; qweasd; qwerty; qweewq; qwewq; nimda;
      administrator; Admin; admin; a1b2c3; 1q2w3e; 1234qwer; 1234abcd;
      123asd; 123qwe; 123abc; 123321; 12321; 123123; 1234567890; 123456789;
      12345678; 1234567; 123456; 12345; 1234; 123



Exploit:
It makes use of the following Exploits:
– MS04-007 (ASN.1 Vulnerability)
 MS06-040 (Vulnerability in Server Service)


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

 Injection – It injects a backdoor routine into a process.

    Process name:
   • svchost.exe


 Miscellaneous  Checks for an internet connection by contacting the following web sites:
   • http://www.whatsmyipaddress.com
   • http://checkip.dyndns.org


Mutex:
It creates the following Mutexes:
   • %random character string%
   • %random character string%
   • dvkwjdesgb

 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 Petre Galan on Friday, March 25, 2011
Description updated by Petre Galan on Friday, March 25, 2011

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