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Just played with custom encoded adobe_flashplayer_newfunction PDF exploit, and find that Kaspersky AV dont allow specific operation with SWF file which included in exploit (seems don't allow write operation), I still can open PDF file, KAV does not delete file and doesn't flag it as virus.
Is it possible to encode SWF itself?
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:30:14 +0200
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> CC: email@example.com
> Thanks for testing. I think it is very difficult to permanently
> contrast to web-based exploits, AV can flag the usage of JS obfuscation
> as malicious, though it does not see the real exploit (therefore the
> "generic" detection).
> In the first development phase I only targeted web-based exploits - the
> usage for PDFs was more of a side product.
> - Sven
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:59:53 -0700 (PDT)
> Miguel Rios <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Well, just thought I'd share my results with NOD after applying the
>> jsidle patch for new icon adobe exploit. Bottom line, NOD still flags
>> it as PDF/Exploit.Gen. Tried encrypting it also and it did cut down
>> on detections but NOD still flags it as PDF/Exploit.Gen. Seems NOD is
>> doing a pretty good job in flagging malicious PDFs.
>> --- On Sat, 7/10/10, Jonathan R <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Jonathan R <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: "Miguel Rios" <email@example.com>,
>> firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11:15 PM
>> NOD prides themselves on having one of the best heuristics engines, so
>> I believe NOD would mark the PDF as suspicious and not a specific
>> threat. You can do what many malware writers do and split the PDF into
>> multiple parts and you can narrow the range of where/what in the PDF
>> is getting flagged. Then change things accordingly.
>> This idea of delaying code to bypass detection has been brought up
>> before by well known virus writers like Z0mbie and Second Part To
>> http://vxheavens.com/lib/vzo23.html <--- Z0mbie's Paper
>> http://www.hack0wn.com/view.php?xroot=72.0&cat=papers <--- SPTH/rHlf
>> This is all based upon the fact that a anti virus like Norton or NOD
>> can only spend about 3 or 4 seconds on each file. Otherwise a AV scan
>> would take to long.
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