Last Updated: 2019-10-09 00:53:26 UTC
by Brad Duncan (Version: 1)
What is Vidar? Vidar is malware that's an information stealer. It has very distinct infection traffic. What does it steal? Let's examine some infection traffic to find out. Today's diary reviews some infection traffic from a malicious Word document discovered on Tuesday 2019-10-08 that uses macros to push Vidar.
The malicious Word document
VirusTotal and other sources like URLhaus show a malicious Word document (SHA256 hash: 0c91fa2d30e1981d8ac276ecaacb4225c3bef5be8143597720e37e7dc5447099) was available on two blacklisted URLs hosted at speciosarepublic[.]com as early as Tuesday 2019-10-08. I checked one of the URLs and was able to retrieve the Word document.
I submitted the URL to the Any.Run sandbox, and it generated traffic with alerts for Vidar. When viewed in Wireshark, the last HTTP request in the infection traffic ends with:
POST / HTTP/1.1 (zip)
This indicates a zip archive was sent to a command and control server at weimachel[.]net.
Extracting the zip archive from the pcap
We can extract data from the final HTTP POST request from the pcap. Then we can carve the zip archive from the extracted data as shown in the images below.
After you've carved and saved the binary, it should be a fully-functional zip archive. The contents can be extracted with an archive manager, and you can review what data was exfiltrated from the infected Windows host. This data includes system information, passwords, browser cookies, and a screenshot of the desktop.
Sandbox analysis of this malicious Word doc can be found here, where you can download the pcap, review the data, and try extracting the zip archive using Wireshark.
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