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Virus:Worm/Palevo.amyr
Date discovered:22/06/2010
Type:Worm
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low to medium
Distribution Potential:Medium
Damage Potential:Low to medium
Static file:Yes
File size:1.495.040 Bytes
MD5 checksum:dc6c7a5da9145187c60374954359538c
IVDF version:7.10.08.153 - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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


Aliases:
   •  Bitdefender: Trojan.Generic.4372066
   •  Panda: W32/P2Pworm.MW
   •  Eset: Win32/Agent.RKD


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


Side effects:
   • Downloads a malicious file
   • Drops malicious files
   • Registry modification

 Files It copies itself to the following locations:
   • %drive%\U3ROM\flyhigh.exe
   • %recycle bin%\%CLSID%\recycle.exe



It deletes the initially executed copy of itself.



It deletes the following file:
   • %recycle bin%\%CLSID%\Desktop.ini



The following files are created:

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

– %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\TEMP:ABA49B0C
%temporary internet files%\830[1].exe
– %HOME%\Application Data\vfbu.exe
%TEMPDIR%\686.exe



It tries to download a file:

– The location is the following:
   • http://193.252.122.54/campingmanucrots/images/miniaturphil/**********




It tries to executes the following file:

– Filename:
   • %TEMPDIR%\686.exe

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

– [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
   • "Taskman"="%HOME%\Application Data\vfbu.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 The following ports are opened:

– upd**********.com on UDP port 7008
– upd**********.net on UDP port 7008
– liv**********.com on UDP port 7008

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

    Process name:
   • explorer.exe


 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 Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Description updated by Petre Galan on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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