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Date discovered:20/11/2006
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Medium
Damage Potential:Medium
Static file:Yes
File size:53.675 Bytes
MD5 checksum:1df9bdd2d3b20Ad20B1199a46b90febe
VDF version:
IVDF version: - Monday, November 20, 2006

 General Method of propagation:
   • Local network

   •  Kaspersky: Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.aad
   •  Sophos: Mal/Behav-001
   •  VirusBuster: Worm.SdBot.EKM
   •  Eset: IRC/SdBot
   •  Bitdefender: Backdoor.SDBot.AAD

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

Side effects:
   • Drops a malicious file
   • Registry modification
   • Makes use of software vulnerability
   • Third party control

 Files It copies itself to the following location:
   • %WINDIR%\svchost.exe

It renames the following file:

    •  %SYSDIR%\sfc_os.dll into %SYSDIR%\trash%five-digit random character string%

It deletes the initially executed copy of itself.

The following file is created:

%SYSDIR%\sfc_os.dll Further investigation pointed out that this file is malware, too. Detected as: TR/Sfc.A.mod

 Registry The following registry keys are added in order to load the service after reboot:

– HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\
   Generic Host Process for Win32 Service
   • "Type"=dword:00000110
   • "Start"=dword:00000002
   • "ErrorControl"="%WINDIR%\svchost.exe"
   • "DisplayName"="Generic Host Process for Win32 Service"
   • "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
   • "FailureActions"=%hex values%
   • "Description"="Generic Host Process for Win32 Service"

The following registry keys are added:

– HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions
   • "onliney"="%current date%"

– HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
   • "SFCScan"=dword:00000000
   • "SFCDisable"=dword:ffffff9d

 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:
   • d$\windows\system32c$\
   • d$\winnt\system32
   • c$\windows\system32
   • c$\winnt\system32
   • Admin$\system32
   • Admin$

It makes use of the following Exploits:
– MS02-061 (Elevation of Privilege in SQL Server Web)
– MS05-039 (Vulnerability in Plug and Play)
– MS06-040 (Vulnerability in Server Service)

Infection process:
Creates an FTP 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 Servers:

Port: 7412
Channel: #
Nickname: [P00|USA| %eight-digit random character string%]

Port: 9632
Channel: #
Nickname: [P00|USA| %eight-digit random character string%]

– This malware has the ability to collect and send information such as:
    • Collected Email addresses
    • CPU speed
    • Details about drivers
    • Free disk space
    • Free memory
    • 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:
    • Disable network shares
    • disconnect from IRC server
    • Download file
    • Edit registry
    • Enable network shares
    • Execute file
    • Join IRC channel
    • Kill process
    • Leave IRC channel
    • Open remote shell
    • Perform network scan
    • Register a service
    • Terminate process

 Process termination It tries to terminate the following processes and delete the corresponding files:
   • bbeagle.exe; d3dupdate.exe; i11r54n4.exe; irun4.exe; MSBLAST.exe;
      mscvb32.exe; PandaAVEngine.exe; Penis32.exe; rate.exe; ssate.exe;
      sysinfo.exe; taskmon.exe; teekids.exe; winsys.exe

 Backdoor Contact server:
All of the following:

 Miscellaneous Mutex:
It creates the following Mutex:
   • y3o2o6q7m4b9

 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 Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Description updated by Irina Boldea on Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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