Threat Description

Gogga

Details

Aliases:Gogga, Trojan.PSW.Goga, Goga
Category:Malware
Type:Trojan
Platform:W32

Summary



Goga is a trojan that is executed from a malicious Rich Text Formatted (.rtf) document. Due a security vulnerability, macros are able to execute from a template pointed by a RTF file without notification to the user in Microsoft Word.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



The macro in the template drops and executes an utility that collects dial-up settings from Windows. This includes the user name and the password. This information is then sent to another web site.

The template is no longer available on the web.

Further information and a fix for the vulnerability is available from Microsoft:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-028.asp



Detection


F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this trojan with updates published at June 15th, 2001.



Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva, Gergely Erdelyi and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure; June 2001


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