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Rinbot.Q

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Rinbot.Q
Technical name:W32/Rinbot.Q.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to download malware to the affected computer and checks if there is any program for analyzing network traffic, and if so, it eliminates it. It exploits the vulnerabilites LSASS and in the Windows DNS Server, in order to spread to as many computers as possible, among other means of transmission.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 17, 2007
Detection updated on:April 17, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Rinbot.Q is a worm that attempts to download malware from a certain website to the affected computer. It also connects to a server in order to allow the computer to be remotely accessed.

Additionally, it checks if there is any program for analyzing network traffic, such as Ethereal. If it so, it eliminates it to prevent being detected. It also ends processes belonging to debugging programs and to applications for monitoring rootkits, such as Debugview.

Rinbot.Q uses different means to spread:

  • Across the Internet by exploiting the vulnerabilities LSASS and in the Windows DNS Server.
  • Across networks.

 

As Microsoft has not released the patch for the vulnerability in the Windows DNS Server yet, it is highly recommended to take certain measures in order to keep the computer protected from this vulnerability:

  • Disable remote management over RPC capability for DNS Servers by modifying the Windows Registry.
  • Enable advanced TCP/IP filtering in order to block unsolicited inbound traffic.

For further information, visit Microsoft's website here.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Rinbot.Q is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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