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Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.irv Insecure Permissions

Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.irv Insecure Permissions
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Authored by malvuln | Site malvuln.com

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

tags | exploit
systems | windows
MD5 | a4a25186b44b304f17b0275fe121d4c5

Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.irv Insecure Permissions

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Discovery / credits: Malvuln - malvuln.com (c) 2021
Original source: https://malvuln.com/advisory/341b2c3222122bd25c8509fc09534dec.txt
Contact: malvuln13@gmail.com
Media: twitter.com/malvuln

Threat: Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.irv
Vulnerability: Insecure Permissions
Description: DarkKomet.irv creates an insecure hidden dir named "updter" under c:\ drive and drops executable "updt.exe". The backdoor grants change (C) permissions to the authenticated user group for the "updter" dir. Standard users can rename the malware to disable it or replace with their own executable. Then wait for a privileged user to logon to the infected machine to potentially escalate privileges.
Type: PE32
MD5: 341b2c3222122bd25c8509fc09534dec
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0118
Dropped files: updt.exe
Disclosure: 03/02/2021

gcc -c DarkKomet_Exploit.c
gcc -o DarkKomet_Exploit.exe DarkKomet_Exploit.o


#include "windows.h"

void main(void){

system("attrib -s -h C:\\updter\\updt.exe");
system("rename C:\\updter\\updt.exe 13");


puts("[+] Disabled by renaming C:\\updter\\updt.exe to 13 ...\n");


puts("[+] Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.irv PWNED!");
puts("[+] MD5: 341b2c3222122bd25c8509fc09534dec");
puts("[+] By Malvuln");

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

C:\>cd updter

Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\updter

File Not Found

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

Directory of C:\updter

06/17/2012 12:59 AM 827,392 updt.exe
1 File(s) 827,392 bytes

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