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Microsoft MSRT October Update

Published: 2014-10-19
Last Updated: 2014-10-19 15:50:30 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
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This past week Microsoft MSRT push contains detections/removals for several widely used APT tools. The coalition (led by Novetta) that brought about the inclusions of these tools in this month MSRT, are encouraging enterprises to push/execute this month MSRT update. Some of malware included in this month MSRT update have a preliminary report posted here.  

If you are using either Snort or Sourcefire, the ruleID's to detect some of the threat/family in this month MSRT release are listed below and can be downloaded from Snort or from Sourcefire VRT subscription.

Derusbi -- 20080
Fexel -- 29459
Hikit -- 30948
DeputyDog -- 28493
Hydraq -- 16368, 21304
DarkMoon -- 7816, 7815, 7814, 7813, 12715, 12724
Zxshell -- 32180, 32181

[1] http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2014/10/14/msrt-october-2014-hikiti.aspx
[2] http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx
[3] http://novetta.com/commercial/news/resources/
[4] https://www.snort.org/downloads/#rule-downloads

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

Teaching SEC 503 end of October in Ottawa

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