Jan Andersen (E-Mail)
|Virus Help Denmark: Safe Version 16.5|
A new update of "Safe" has been released today. Also the programmer
of Safe has very big problem with the new 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus. But
we are working to make recog. for the virus in xvs.library. I have included
the test of 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' at the button.
Info about the new update of Safe:
Name: Safe v16.5
Archive name: Safe.lha
Archive size: 35.456 bytes
Release date: 30 August 2001
Programmer: Zbigniew Trzcionkowski
News is v16.5:
Download shortcut: http://home4.inet.tele.dk/vht-dk/amiga/safe/safe.htm
- added possibility to change name of safe on installation.
It was necessary - new viruses like HH50 and SMEG2b
refuse to infect Safe file. This trend will surely remain,
so now Safe gives the user the easy way avoid that.
Big thanks for Antonio Noguera, who did this improvement!
This is piece of good work - even better I expected!
- removed some outdated info from html documentation
Note that the most useful information is here and in NewShit.guide.
Thanks to Michael Hendren for paying attention.
- removed SMEG2/PENETRATOR removals as xvs.library recognizes them now
- added analyze of HitchHiker5.00 the most advanced polymorphic bastard
in the Amiga universe
=== Start of HitchHiker 5.00 Virus ===
Entry: HitchHiker 5.00
Virus Strain: Smeg2
Virus detected when: August 2001
Classification: Linkvirus,memory-resident, not reset-resident
Length of Virus: 1. Length on storage medium: c.a. 3720 Bytes
Has most advanced metamorphic decoders seen
for Amiga and uses slow polymorphism!
2. Length in RAM: 8588 Bytes
--- Preconditions ---
Operating System(s): AMIGA-DOS Version/Release.....: 2.04+
Computer model(s): all models/processors (MC68000-MC68060)
--- Attributes ---
Easy Identification: -
Type of infection:
- Self-identification method in files:
- via unused bits visible in dos flags
- Self-identification method in memory:
- checks for 'HH5' process
- System infection:
- A new process entitled 'HH5' will be created
and this is the only visible change in the system.
That process infects files using the known
Smeg code, but the way of getting targets is new.
- The virus patches return address from Wait()
call of device's tasks. This is very clever idea which lets
the virus patch devices which's code is placed even in ROM.
The LOCATE_OBJECT and EXAMINE_NEXT packets will be stolen.
- Infection preconditions:
- HUNK_CODE is found
- device is validated
- at least 6 free blocks
- filename does not start with "vir" and "saf"
(case independant check)
- file is bigger than 4190 bytes
- file is smaller than 100377 bytes
Storage media affected:
- The infection is based on the packet handling
of AMIGA OS. Every started or listed file can be
- Permanent damage: - none
- Transient damage: - none
- Permanent damage: - none
- Transient damage:
- Uses slow polymorphism! Only this little fact
mislooked by Jan Erik Olausen (and Jan Andersen)
made filedetection in xvs.library the biggest AV
joke seen for Amiga computers ever!
At the moment xvs.library detects 3 variants
of virus from several millions possible!
- The stack patches are done very clever and the
code is flexible enough to handle differences
between OS versions (including newer than 3.1).
Most of code is equal to first SMEG virus.
If the accessed file starts with the string "VIR"
or "SAF" (case independant), the file will
be not infected.
- It could be seen as third kind of SMEG2, but the
polyengine made it one of the most advanced viruses
- None. The virus does not put infected file
length like BOBEK viruses to ExNext's FIB,
so it is likely that under controll of virus
user will cut files. Salvage will be never
possible as it was for HH4.11 which's files
several times appeared in truncated form
due to it's stealth... :-)
- Uses so called HAVOC polyengine. This is the
best such engine in Amiga virus at the moment.
The decoders are placed after the decoder block,
and the loop could contain very much logical stuff.
The decoders are made metamorphically and are built
of various jumps backward and forward.
Such decoders can be detected only in alghorythmic
way. Detection of this virus is impossible with
technics like breaking the cryptings (lot of stuff)
and tracing (entry point!).
The decoder is generated on virus startup,
so after reboot files are infected always
with new decoders.
I have been working with one copy of HH5.0.
Even there really exist clones of HH5.0 I think that if the polyengine
detection will be working for one, will be good for others.
- The virus contains text: HAVOC
--- Acknowledgement ---
Location: Pawlowice, Poland
Classification by: Zbigniew Trzcionkowski
Documentation by: Zbigniew Trzcionkowski
Date: August 2001
Information Source: virus disassembly, SMEG1 source code
Copyright: This document is public domain.
=== End of HitchHiker 5.00 Virus ===
[News message: 30. Aug. 2001, 17:09] [Comments: 0]
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