Exploit:W32/D-Encrypted.Gen

Classification

Malware

Exploit

W32

Exploit.D-Encrypted.Gen

Summary

A program or technique that takes advantage of a vulnerability to remotely access or attack a program, computer or server.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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  • Check for the latest database updates

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  • Submit a sample

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    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

This malware is distributed as a malicious Microsoft Excel document attached to an email message. The malicious Excel file itself is detected with the Generic Detection Exploit.D-Encrypted.Gen.

The Excel file contains an embedded encrypted executable file. It also contains an embedded Flash (.swf) file maliciously modified to exploit a known vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) in certain older, unpatched versions of Adobe Flash player.

The Flash file decrypts the embedded executable file (detected as Trojan.Agent.ARKJ), which is the real payload for this malware.

Once decrypted, the trojan attempts to connect to and download additional files from:

  • https: // 12.40.112.141

At the time of writing, the malware appears unable to find the target files.

More

Further information on the exploit used is available at: