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News Author : [editor]

News Date : 03/04/2004


Category : Information Systems
W32.BEAGLE(BAGLE).J@MM
This is a mass-mailing worm with the following characteristics:
contains its own SMTP engine to construct outgoing messages
harvests email addresses from the victim machine
the From: address of messages is spoofed
attachment can be a password-protected zip file, with the password included in t
he message body.
contains a remote access component (notification is sent to hacker)
copies itself to folders that have the phrase shar in the name (such as common p
eer-to-peer applications; KaZaa, Bearshare, Limewire, etc)
Mail Propagation
The message-bodies are constructed with several parts, to effectively customize
the email, to make it appear to be a legitimate warning notification. The detail
s are as follows:
DO NOT OPEN THE MAILS WITH FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS & DELETE
From : (address is spoofed)
Subject :
E-mail account security warning.
Notify about using the e-mail account.
Warning about your e-mail account.
Important notify about your e-mail account.
Email account utilization warning.
Notify about your e-mail account utilization.
E-mail account disabling warning.
Body Text:
Greeting -
Dear user of (user's domain) ,
Dear user of (user's domain) gateway e-mail server,
Dear user of e-mail server "(user's domain) ",
Hello user of (user's domain) e-mail server,
Dear user of "(user's domain) " mailing system,
Dear user, the management of (user's domain) mailing system wants to let you kno
w that,
(Where the user's domain is chosen from the To: address. For example the user's
domain for user@mail.com would be "mail.com")
Main message body -
Your e-mail account has been temporary disabled because of unauthorized access.
Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days, to contin
ue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
auto-forwarding service.
Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
account information.
We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may contain
viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe, please, follow
the instructions.
Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing from you
r email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up your computer
software.
Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content) outgoing
from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by a proxy-relay tro
jan server. In order to keep your computer safe, follow the instructions.
Attachment explanation -
For more information see the attached file.
Further details can be obtained from attached file.
Advanced details can be found in attached file.
For details see the attach.
For details see the attached file.
For further details see the attach.
Please, read the attach for further details.
Pay attention on attached file.
Password information - (if received as a ZIP file)
For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is "(five
random numbers) ".
For security purposes the attached file is password protected. Password is "(fiv
e random numbers) ".
Attached file protected with the password for security reasons. Password is (fiv
e random numbers) .
In order to read the attach you have to use the following password: (five random
numbers) .
Closing -
The Management,
Sincerely,
Best wishes,
Have a good day,
Cheers,
Kind regards,
The (user's domain) team http://www.(user's domain)
(Where the first part of the closing is selected from the list. The second part
is always present.)
Attachment: (May be .EXE .PIF or .ZIP)
Attach
Information
Readme
Document
Info
TextDocument
TextFile
MoreInfo
Message

The virus copies itself into the Windows System directory as IRUN4.EXE. For exam
ple:
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\IRUN4.EXE
It also creates a file IRUN4.EXEOPEN which may either be another copy of itself
or a ZIP file (~13KB) to be sent in email.
The following Registry key is added to hook system startup:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run "ssate.exe" = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\irun4.exe
Like its predecessors, this worm checks the system date. If it is the 25th of Ap
ril 2005 or later, the worm simply exits and does not propagate.
The worm uses the following icon, to make it appear that the file is a WordPad d
ocument:

This worm attempts to terminate the process of security programs with the the fo
llowing filenames:
ATUPDATER.EXE
AUPDATE.EXE
AUTODOWN.EXE
AUTOTRACE.EXE
AUTOUPDATE.EXE
AVLTMAIN.EXE
AVPUPD.EXE
AVWUPD32.EXE
AVXQUAR.EXE
CFIAUDIT.EXE
DRWEBUPW.EXE
ICSSUPPNT.EXE
ICSUPP95.EXE
LUALL.EXE
MCUPDATE.EXE
NUPGRADE.EXE
OUTPOST.EXE
UPDATE.EXE
The worm opens port 2745 (TCP) on the victim machine.

Manual Removal Instructions


To remove this virus "by hand", follow these steps:
Reboot the system into Safe Mode (hit the F8 key as soon as the Starting Windows
text is displayed, choose Safe Mode.
Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
Type regedit
Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)
Delete the file following from your WINDOWS System directory (typically C:\Windo
ws\System or C:\Winnt\System32)
IRUN4.EXE
IRUN4.EXEOPEN
Edit the registry
Delete the "ssate.exe" value from
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Reboot the system into Default Mode

How to disable the System Restore Utility (Windows XP Users only)


1. Right click the My Computer icon on the Desktop and click on Properties.
2. Click on the System Restore tab.
3. Put a check mark next to 'Turn off System Restore on All Drives'.
4. Click the 'OK' button.
5. You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes
To enable System Restore utility, repeat steps 1-5 above but uncheck the 'Turn o
ff System Restore on All Drives'.