Trojan.Win32.Pluder.o Insecure Permissions

Trojan.Win32.Pluder.o malware suffers from an insecure permissions vulnerability.

MD5 | 693734be11629f19fd9f6adf57b3e887

Discovery / credits: Malvuln - (c) 2021
Original source:
Contact: [email protected]

Threat: Trojan.Win32.Pluder.o
Vulnerability: Insecure Permissions
Description: Creates an insecure dir named "z_Drivers" under c:\ drive, granting change (C) permissions to authenticated user group. Pluder.o also creates several registry key entries under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for persistence. Standard users can rename the malware and reboot to disable it or replace it with their own executable to escalate privileges when a privileged user logs on. When renaming the malware it checks the dir and creates a new "svchost.exe" each time so we need to take additional step to create our own fake one in order to disable it. To successfully rename the malware we have to call Windows "attrib -h" command to unhide the executable or the rename will fail.
Type: PE32
MD5: ee22eea131c0e00162e4ba370f396a00
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0103
Dropped files: svchost.exe
Disclosure: 02/21/2021

#include "stdio.h"
#include "windows.h"

void main(void){

system("attrib -h C:\\z_Drivers\\svchost.exe");
puts("Unhiding the malware to rename it...");
system("RENAME C:\\z_Drivers\\svchost.exe 13");
system("DEL /F C:\\z_Drivers\\svchost.exe");
system("echo > C:\\z_Drivers\\svchost.exe");

puts("[+] Disabled persistence by renaming the malware to 13 ...\n");
puts("Created fake svchost.exe to prevent recreation");
puts("Restart your computer ...");

puts("[+] Trojan.Win32.Pluder.o PWNED!\n");
puts("[+] MD5: ee22eea131c0e00162e4ba370f396a00\n");
puts("[+] By Malvuln\n");


C:\>cacls \z_Drivers
C:\z_Drivers BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)C

C:\>dir \z_Drivers
Volume in drive C has no label.
Directory of C:\z_Drivers
12/30/2019 03:58 AM 255,488 svchost.exe
1 File(s) 255,488 bytes
2 Dir(s) 49,774,018,560 bytes free

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