Ouch

Classification

Malware

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Ouch, Java/Ouch.A

Summary

Ouch.A is a Java applet based trojan that downloads and installs WinShow (winshow.dll) spyware on the system.

Ouch activates when user views a web page or HTML email that contains reference to the trojan file.

Ouch does not replicate and does not infect the host system, the only operations it does is to download and install WinShow spyware component.

Removal

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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Technical Details

When a JAR file containing the trojan is executed it uses Microsoft Internet Explorer VerifierBug vulnerability to get full privileges by escaping the Java security, and execute its code. Then the trojan downloads the winshow.dll into windows directory (default C:\Windows) and registers it with regsvr32.

To remove Ouch.A from your system apply the fix to the Java VM vulnerability and clear temporary Internet files cache

Further information about the vulnerability in the Microsoft Java VM, including a fix, is available at:

https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-011.asp

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