Virus Profile: Exploit-SWFRedirector.b

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Risk Assessment: Home Low-Profiled | Corporate Low-Profiled
Date Discovered: 11/28/2008
Date Added: 11/28/2008
Origin: N/A
Length: Varies
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Exploit
DAT Required: 5448
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Description

-- Update September 25, 2009 --
The risk assessment of this threat has been updated to Low-Profiled due to media attention at:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/23/livejournal_email_stealing_worm/

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Exploit-SWFRedirector.b is a generic detection for SWF related exploits or SWF files that may use SWF Action Scripts written with harmful intent.

Indication of Infection

 

Methods of Infection

   

Virus Characteristics

Sep 25th 2009

A swf based attack was found targetting Live Journal (livejournal.com). This attack which employs the use of Action Scripts, attempts to collect username, email addr and "last post" related information. The SWF file is embedded as a part of a post. Any user that reads and infected post would be vulnerable to loss of private information and may have their post appended with the malicious SWF file. In this way the worm retrieves user information while spreading. Network activity to the followings domains are related to this attack:

  • simplecdn.net
  • bit.ly
  • cancelar.biz
  • fpv-guru.hu
  • lucidguild.net

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Exploit-SWFRedirector.b is a detection for SWF related exploits. They may cover a broad range of detections that may encompass Action Scripts written with malicious intent, such as those that may cause redirection to websites which may host exploits.

   

All Users:

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:

1.Disable System Restore .

2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

3.Run a complete system scan.

Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.

On windows XP:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator password
Issue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.


On Windows Vista and 7:

Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
Click on "Repair Your Computer"
When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.

   

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