Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C, Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C, DroidKungFu, DroidKungFu.C

Summary

Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C forwards confidential details to a remote server.

Removal

Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

Manual removal

Monitoring-Tool:Android/DroidKungFu.C can be uninstalled by following the steps below:

  • Go toSettings
  • Go toApplications
  • Go toManage Applications
  • Select the application
  • Press "Clear data"
  • Press "Uninstall"
  • Select "OK" when asked for confirmation and wait

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    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

Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C are distributed on unauthorized Android app sites as trojanized versions of legitimate applications.

Installation

Prior to installation, this new variant of the DroidKungFu family requests the following permissions:

Activity

Once installed, DroidKungFu.C attempts to root the phone (gain control of the system) by using exploits, including RageAgainstTheCage. These exploits are stored in the malware package and encrypted with a key.

The trojan also attempts to collect the following information from the compromised device:

  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)
  • Mobile device model
  • Network operator
  • Network type
  • Operating system (OS) APIs
  • OS type
  • Information stored in the Phone memory
  • Information stored in the SD card memory

The collected information is reported to remote command and control (C&C) servers at multiple locations:

  • http://[...]search.gongfu-android.com:8511/[...]search/
  • http://[...]search.zi18.com:8511/[...]search/
  • http://[...]search.zs169.com:8511/[...]search/

More

This trojan was discovered by researchers at the North Carolina State University. For additional information, see: