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Mitglieder.H


Aliases:


Mitglieder.H

Malware
Trojan
W32

Summary

Mitglieder.H is a descendant of the Mitglieder trojan family with the ability to spread to computers infected with the Mydoom.A worm.

The main payload of the worm is a backdoor / SMTP proxy that listens on TCP port 35555. The payload includes other parts like disabling antivirus software and reporting of infected computers.



Disinfection & Removal

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Technical Details


System Infection

When run, the worm copies itself as SYSTEM.EXE to the Windows System directory and creates the following entry in the System Registry:

[HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
 "ssgrate.exe" = "%winsysdir%\system.exe"
 

where %winsysdir% is the name of Windows System directory.

It also creates another key in the Registry where it stores its internal variables:

[HKCU\SOFTWARE\DateTime]
			


Network Propagation

To spread Mitglieder.H scans random IP addresses for open TCP port 3127. Exploiting the backdoor installed by Mydoom.A it copies itself to those hosts.


Backdoor and SMTP proxy

The main component of the payload is a TCP backdoor / SMTP proxy that listens on port 35555. Through the backdoor a remote attacker can instruct the infected computer to build up a TCP connection and relay the traffic.

The backdoor component uses a list of URLs to PHP files where it reports the address of the infected computer along with the port number where the backdoor is sitting.


Disabling Security Software

The payload of Mitglieder.H contains a thread that terminates processes with the following names:

ATUPDATER.EXE
 AVWUPD32.EXE
 AVPUPD.EXE
 LUALL.EXE
 DRWEBUPW.EXE
 ICSSUPPNT.EXE
 ICSUPP95.EXE
 UPDATE.EXE
 NUPGRADE.EXE
 ATUPDATER.EXE
 AUPDATE.EXE
 AUTODOWN.EXE
 AUTOTRACE.EXE
 AUTOUPDATE.EXE
 AVXQUAR.EXE
 CFIAUDIT.EXE
 MCUPDATE.EXE
 NUPGRADE.EXE
 SMS.EXE
 OUTPOST.EXE


Remote Update

The worm contains several HTTP links that is uses to download and execute programs. At this moment the links are inaccessible so the worm will not download anything.



Detection

Detection in F-Secure Anti-Virus was published on February 12th, 2004 in update:

Detection Type: PC
Database: 2004-02-12_02



Technical Details: Gergely Erdelyi and Alexey Podrezov; February 12th, 2004



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