Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.artr Insecure Permissions

Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.artr malware suffers from an insecure permissions vulnerability.

MD5 | fecd682c5522b35c6a65c75b4d93d54d

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

Threat: Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.artr
Vulnerability: Insecure Permissions
Description: The malware creates an hidden insecure dir named "Windupdt" under c:\ drive and grants change (C) permissions to the authenticated user group. Standard users can rename the executables dropped by the malware to disable it or replace it with their own executable. Then wait for a privileged user to logon to the infected machine to potentially escalate privileges.
Type: PE32
MD5: d2ee6046fd47de321d1310dccacca92b
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0182
Dropped files: winupdate.exe
Disclosure: 04/21/2021

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

C:\>dir Windupdt
Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\Windupdt

0 File(s) 0 bytes
2 Dir(s) 34,641,420,288 bytes free

C:\>attrib -s -h Windupdt/*

C:\>dir Windupdt
Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\Windupdt

06/15/2012 05:07 PM 650,752 winupdate.exe
1 File(s) 650,752 bytes

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