Bozori.A

Classification

Malware

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Bozori.A, Net-Worm.Win32.Bozori.a, WORM_RBOT.CBQ, W32.Zotob.E, W32/Tpbot-A

Summary

This IRC-based backdoor-worm was found on August 16th, 2005. The backdoor provides unauthorised access to an infected computer and also has the capability to spread to remote computers using the PNP exploit.

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Technical Details

The executable is a file of around 10KB.

When the backdoor's file is activated on a computer, it copies its file to Windows System folder as wintbp.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]
"Wintbp" = "wintbp.exe"

The backdoor connects to IRC server 72.20.27.115, joins an IRC channel called '#tbp' and creates a bot there.

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 8594. 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 8594- The command shell port opened by the exploit code

Please see the following page for detailed information on the vulnerability: