ZeuS is still the talk of the town. It’s downloaded through fake antivirus, downloaders and several exploit kits. Of course, the best-known social networking site couldn’t be out of this. Last week we could see some Facebook messages like the following:
This iframe redirected the user to another webpage with two more iframes:
<iframe g1g=”321″ src=”xd/pdf.pdf” l=”56″ height=”31″ width=”13″>
<iframe g1g=”321″ src=”xd/sNode.php” l=”56″ height=”31″ width=”13″>
After advancing further, we arrived to a directory listing in the same server:
The three exploits had identical shellcode:
As it can see seen, the shellcode allowed downloading and launching a binary
from the URL of the last image. This binary was a ZeuS sample, version 22.214.171.124, which was installed in the system as sdra64.exe.
On the other hand, the sNode.php file would try to exploit a flash vulnerability through the execution of the nowTrue.swf file after loading in memory a shellcode very similar to the last one, but in this case the binary was downloaded from the following URL:
had a different MD5, but its behavior was identical, being a 126.96.36.199. version ZeuS too.
Additionally, when the data requested is filled in the Facebook phishing page they are sent to another URL. At the moment of the analysis this URL contained an incorrect domain, not redirecting correctly:
However, after changing this malformed domain by the IP server, it became possible to get to the desired webpage, where a pop-up would inform about the need to upload the Adobe Flash Player version and provide a new binary called update.exe
to do it. There was another link in the same page to download another binary, photo.exe,
with the same MD5 as update.exe
. Both of them have a different MD5 than the rest of commented binaries, but they still have the same behavior: 188.8.131.52 version ZeuS.
If unfortunately any of you have visited any of the mentioned links you can check if you are infected following the tips published
some months ago.
Jose Miguel Esparza