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VIRUS ALERTS - September 29, 2007

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 28, 2007 3:20 PM PDT
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Troj/Maran-AY
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:35 AM PDT
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Troj/VBLame-E
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:36 AM PDT
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W32/Poebot-MV
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:38 AM PDT

Type Worm

How it spreads Network shares

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Allows others to access the computer
Reduces system security
Installs itself in the Registry
Exploits system or software vulnerabilities
Used in DOS attacks

Aliases Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.afm
Worm/IrcBot.40960.19
BKDR_IRCBOT.AQK

Protection available since 29 September 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32poebotmv.html

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Troj/Ranck-FR
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:39 AM PDT

Type Trojan

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Allows others to access the computer
Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.mf
New Malware.dq
HEUR/Malware
HEUR/Crypted
PAK_Generic.001

Protection available since 29 September 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/trojranckfr.html

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TROJ_ARTIEF.S
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:45 AM PDT

First Report: 2007-09-29


Malware type: Trojan

The variants of this Trojan usually arrive as a file embedded inside an Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is spammed via email by another malware or a malicious user.

It uses an Adobe PDF icon to trick users into thinking that it is a legitimate file.

Upon execution, this Trojan display the following message box:

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ%5FARTIEF%2ES

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TROJ_MDROPPER.WI
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 29, 2007 1:47 AM PDT

First Report: 2007-09-29

Malware type: Trojan

This Trojan arrives as attachment to email messages spammed by another malware or a malicious user.

It takes advantage of an unknown vulnerabilty in Microsoft Word, wherein a specially crafted document can cause the application to execute an embedded file.

Once it successfully exploits the unknown vulnerability, it is able to execute a shell code which, in turn, allows it to drop and run an embedded .EXE file on the affected system. The said file is detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_RILER.AI. As a result, routines of the said backdoor may be exhibited on the affected system.

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ%5FMDROPPER%2EWI

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