Trojan-Dropper:​W97M/Kukudro.A

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPETrojan-Dropper
DATE DISCOVEREDJune 27, 2006

Summary

Trojan-Dropper:​W97M/Kukudro is a trojan-dropper embedded in the macro code of a Microsoft Word document.



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Technical Details

This malware was first spammed to various e-mails addresses, as zip archive file named my_Notebook.doc. Once a user opens the document, it drops and runs a binary executable. Later distributions runs may use varying names for the infected document.

The trojan-dropper is written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

Execution

When the infected Word document is opened, the macro code inside of it will be executed. It will decode a binary file from its code and drop it as 666inse_1.exe to the root of the C: drive. The macro will then execute the dropped 666inse_1.exe file and end.

The binary executable is a trojan-downloader called Small.DCU.

Note

In Office 2003 or later, the macro will only execute if macros have been enabled from Word's security settings.Otherwise, the trojan uses a vulnerability in MS Word 97, 2000 and XP; in this case, the macro will be able to execute even though macros are supposed to be disabled.

More information on this vulnerability is available at: https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS01-034.mspx.

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