Backdoor.Win32.VB.afu Insecure Permissions

Backdoor.Win32.VB.afu malware suffers from an insecure permissions vulnerability.

MD5 | 0f33d4a9ef973acf1f91d34e423ac30d

Discovery / credits: Malvuln - (c) 2021
Original source:
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Threat: Backdoor.Win32.VB.afu
Vulnerability: Insecure Permissions
Description: The malware writes an .EXE with insecure permissions under c:\ drive granting 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: c6ba7fcb9eb9bdd7e081e2e84e784dcb
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0391
Dropped files: Explorer.exe
Disclosure: 11/05/2021

C:\>cacls Explorer.exe
C:\Explorer.exe BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C

C:\>dir /a \Explorer.exe
Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\

06/16/2012 12:55 AM 222,195 Explorer.exe
1 File(s) 222,195 bytes

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