Threat Description

Trojan-Downloader:​W32/Mebroot.gen!B

Details

Aliases: Trojan-Downloader:​W32/Mebroot.gen!B
Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Downloader
Platform: W32

Summary



This type of trojan secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes the files.



Removal



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Technical Details



Trojan-Downloader:W32/Mebroot.gen!B is a Generic Detection that identifies the downloader program responsible for fetching the installer for the Mebroot rootkit, which is discussed in further detail in the following Labs Weblog posts:

The downloader is known to be distributed to users via a malicious website (driveby download) or via an exploit.

Activity

When active, the downloader downloads an encrypted file on port 443 or 80 from:

  • http://bcoxgcgxes.com (encrypted file)

where (encrypted file) is a defined string. This string is unique in every sample.

Once downloaded, the encrypted file is first saved in an allocated memory where it will be decrypted, then saved to a file in a temporary folder. The file will then be executed.

The encrypted file is encrypted with an RC2 encryption algorithm. The Cipher Hash that is used in the decryption is based on a defined string that is also unique in every sample.

About Generic Detections

Unlike more traditional detections (also known as signatures or single-file detections) a Generic Detection does not identify a unique or individual malicious program. Instead, a Generic Detection looks for broadly applicable code or behavior characteristics that indicate a file as potentially malicious, so that a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware.

For more information about Generic Detections, please see the Generic Detection description.






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