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Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Jahlev.A

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan-Downloader

Aliases: Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Jahlev.A

Summary


Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Jahlev.A entices the user into downloading a fake video codec, which supposedly will solve an Active X object error. The downloaded file is a mountable disk image (DMG) file used by Mac OS X to install applications, and contains an installer package named "install.pkg".

Removal


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Once detected, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Mac will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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Technical Details


Execution

On installing the DMG file, the following image is displayed, as the trojan cleverly camouflages itself as a MacAccess installer:

Unbeknown to the victim, the trojan will install a file named "AdobeFlash" to "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins". The AdobeFlash is a copy of the preinstall/ preupgrade files from the DMG file's installer package, install.pkg, and is a script that appears as:

The output of the script is a file named "withlove", which is able to perform tasks in the backgrounds at regular intervals, while remaining hidden from the victim.The output file also contains a script that must be decoded to determine the task being performed. The task is contained in a file named "jah", and its purpose appears to be to connect to the URL: 94.102.60.[...], in order download and execute a file.As of this writing however, no files are available for download from this link.