Threat Description

Worm:​OSX/Inqtana.A

Details

Aliases:Inqtana.A
Category:Malware
Type:Worm
Platform:OSX

Summary



Worm:OSX/Inqtana.A is a Java based proof of concept bluetooth worm that affects OSX 10.4 (Tiger) systems that have not been patched against vulnerability CAN-2005-1333.

Inqtana.A has not been met in the wild and has internal counter that prevents it's operation after 24. February 2006. So it is unlikely that this variant would be a threat to Mac Users.



Removal



Patch your system by getting updates from Apple.

Delete following files:

  • /Users/w0rm-support.tgz
  • /Users/InqTest.class
  • /Users/com.openbundle.plist
  • /Users/com.pwned.plist
  • /Users/libavetanaBT.jnilib
  • /Users/javax
  • /Users/de
  • /Users/[user name]/Library/LaunchAgents/com.pwned.plist
  • /Users/[user name]/Library/LaunchAgents/com.openbundle.plist


Technical Details



Inqtana.A arrives to victim system as OBEX Push request, requiring user to accept the data transfer. When the transfer is done Inqtana.A uses directory traversal exploit to copy it's files so that it starts automatically on next reboot.

On reboot the Inqtana.A will activate and look for devices that accept OBEX Push transfers and try to send itself to those devices.

OSX/Inqtana.A affects only Mac OSX 10.4, if you use 10.4 make sure that you have installed latest OS updates from Apple.

Bluetooth replication

When Inqtana.A replicates over bluetooth it tries to send three files to any device it finds over bluetooth that supports OBEX push:

  • w0rm-support.tgz which contains the worm components
  • com.openbundle.plist and com.pwned.plist are needed for worm start in reboot

The files are pushed with three separate OBEX Push requests which user has to accept, if user accepts the push requests the files copied to special locations using CAN-2005-1333 directory traversal exploit.

Startup

The files com.openbundle.plist and com.pwned.plist are dropped into location from where they are called during system startup. The openbundle.plist will unpack the worm components and com.pwned.plist executes the worm main binary.



Detection


Inqtana.A is detected with the following F-Secure Anti-Virus updates:
Detection Type: PC
Database: 2006-02-17_02



Description Created: Jarno Niemela
Technical Details: Gergely Erdelyi, Jarno Niemela, February 22, 2006


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