Lmir.aeu

Classification

Malware

Trojan

W32

Lmir.aeu, Trojan-PSW.Win32.Lmir.aeu

Summary

Trojan-PSW.Win32.Lmir.aeu is a delphi application that drops and loads a password stealing component on infected system.

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Technical Details

Trojan-PSW.Win32.Lmir.aeu is a PE executable written in delphi. The trojan file is unpacked and about 51 kilobytes long.

Installation to system

When the trojan file is executed, it makes a copies itself as 'explorer.exe' to Windows system folder. It then adds the following registry key to ensure it will be started next time Windows is started:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell]
"Explorer.exe" = "C:\Windows\system32\Explorer.exe"
 

The trojan also adds an entry to the win.ini file using the Windows API call WritePrivateProfileStringA from the Kernel32.dll. The entry will look like this:

[windows]
Load="C:\Windows\system32\Explorer.exe"
 

As win.ini is not supported by Windows NT, 2000 and XP, on these operating system the changes will be added to the Registry.

The trojan also drops a file 'htdll.dll' from its resource to Windows system folder. This DLL is is the password stealing component.

Payload

Trojan-PSW.Win32.Lmir.aeu activates the dropped DLL which starts to monitor Internet Explorer for account information (usernames, passwords). The DLL is activated using a fixed URL that is used to later send collected information to trojan author. The DLL can also send collected information using emails.

The trojan tries to kill several firewalls and other security related software in the installation phase to make sure the DLL can connect to remote server.

The trojan also tries to download and activate additional component during the installation. At the time of this writing, this component is not available.

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