This IRC-based backdoor-worm was found on August 17th, 2005. The backdoor provides unauthorised access to an infected computer and also has the capability to spread to remote computers using the PNP exploit.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
The executable is a file of around 10KB.
Installation to system
When the backdoor's file is activated on a computer, it copies its file to Windows System folder as 'wintbpx.exe' and then starts the copied file. Then it adds the following registry entries to ensure that it is started when a user logs on or the system is restarted:
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "Wintbpx" = "wintbpx.exe"
Spreading using PnP exploit
The backdoor has the ability to spread to remote computers using the PNP exploit on port 445. If the attack is successful a shell (cmd.exe) is started on port 8563. Through the shell port, the worm sends a tftp script which instructs the remote computer to download and execute the worm from the attacker computer using built-in TFTP server listening on port 69.
Here's the summary of the ports used in attack:
- Port 445- The worm scans for systems vulnerable to PnP exploit through this port
- Port 69- TFTP server port on infected systems
- Port 8563- The command shell port opened by the exploit code
Please see the following page for detailed information on the vulnerability:
The backdoor tries to terminate and delete the files of the following processes:
wintbp.exe (Net-Worm.Win32.Bozori.a) [uses MS05-039 exploit] winpnp.exe (Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.ym) [uses MS05-039 exploit] mousebm.exe (Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.es) [uses MS05-039 exploit] csm.exe (Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.cf / Zotob.B) [uses MS05-039 exploit] botzor.exe (Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.cd / Zotob.A) [uses MS05-039 exploit] pnpsrv.exe (Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.yk) [uses MS05-039 exploit] svnlitup32.exe (Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.yx) [uses MS05-039 exploit] upnp.exe (Backdoor.Win32.Codbot.ab) [doesn't use MS05-039 exploit] service32.exe llsrv.exe system32.exe
The backdoor connects to IRC server 18.104.22.168, joins an IRC channel called '#tbp' and creates a bot there. The attacker can instruct the bot to execute the following actions:
Exit bot Remove bot Download and execute files from the Internet