Backdoor.IRC.Ataka.a Insecure Permissions

Backdoor.IRC.Ataka.a malware suffers from an insecure permissions vulnerability.

MD5 | 7cf953e20d78501dd09f9d590f8d6a05

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

Threat: Backdoor.IRC.Ataka.a
Vulnerability: Insecure Permissions
Description: The malware creates a dir with insecure permissions under c:\ drive and grants change (C) permissions to the authenticated user group. Standard users can rename the executable 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: 2da85579b259e6de86590e067003e064
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0283
Disclosure: 07/12/2021

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

C:\>dir \Winnt\system32
Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\Winnt\system32

05/10/2002 08:17 PM 2 1433.txt
06/08/2021 02:57 AM 2,456 ght.dll
04/06/2002 10:40 AM 13 hajr.drv
05/09/2002 08:17 PM 29,930
11/26/2000 09:45 PM 24,576 Msboot.exe
11/03/2000 03:21 PM 560,128 msflxgd.exe
06/08/2021 02:04 AM 3,769 netv.ocx
04/28/2002 05:02 PM 1,571 proxy.reg
09/04/2001 12:39 PM 900,608 ProxyPlus.exe
05/10/2000 09:22 PM 87,584 Rar.exe
04/07/2002 11:09 PM 12 smtp.txt
04/11/2002 07:08 PM 341 syscribe.txt
04/28/2002 05:01 PM 144 wroxy.reg
13 File(s) 1,611,134 bytes

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