Malware Analysis Report (AR20-133H)


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One Microsoft Word Open Extensible Markup Language (XML) Format Document file (DOCX file) was submitted for analysis. The file attempts to download a Microsoft Word template from a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The URL is to a private IP address and the file was not available for analysis.

For a downloadable copy of IOCs, see MAR-10285677-3.v1.stix.

Submitted Files (1)

137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc5c468b3d90c4ae5fadc0ae7b8778581014 (137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc...)

IPs (1)





Name 137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc5c468b3d90c4ae5fadc0ae7b8778581014
Size 48955 bytes
Type Zip archive data, at least v1.0 to extract
MD5 5521933bb7979270c678f2649feca7ee
SHA1 84c7f62dfb5806404a81fa0d76dfe713925ba29b
SHA256 137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc5c468b3d90c4ae5fadc0ae7b8778581014
SHA512 f77bc75ad9c5f5427a9b7faf48967d6be41dd8ee24d307ad831692a2704a80554157a8cfbc83792d2f7c09e7b90d8401fe3efedf672165b2a0b0a6827149fa1f
ssdeep 768:8OEv5iLsUCuYiuwPekN4ckFPgg3Q863wY9SQ+zUNGNVPlRMCJbX0yyyN4O88Uu:81v2sUjuI4LFPgoQ86rz+VlRnJbXSqmO
Entropy 7.900096
Avira EXP/W97M.Agent.yfpte
BitDefender Trojan.GenericKD.33569441
Emsisoft Trojan.GenericKD.33569441 (B)
Ikarus Exploit.CVE-2017-0199
McAfee Trojan-FRVP!6064F7724983
Microsoft Security Essentials Exploit:O97M/CVE-2017-0199!MTB
NANOAV Exploit.Xml.CVE-2017-0199.equmby
Sophos Troj/DocDl-YGU
Symantec Trojan.Gen.NPE
YARA Rules

No matches found.

ssdeep Matches

No matches found.

137e41c8d7... Connected_To

This file is a Microsoft Word DOCX file. One of the XML files, "settings.xml.rels" (Figure 2), contains a target for a template located at the following URL:

--Begin URL--
--End URL--

If a user opens the document in Word, the document entices the user to "Enable Macros". This technique is used to trick the user, because the document does not contain macros and will attempt to load the template from the external network location. The URL is to a private IP address and the file was not available for analysis.

Figure 1 - Screenshot of the DOCX file.

Figure 1 - Screenshot of the DOCX file.

Figure 2 - This XML file contains an external location to a URL to download a suspicious Microsoft Word template.

Figure 2 - This XML file contains an external location to a URL to download a suspicious Microsoft Word template.



  • hxxp[:]//

NetRange: -
NetHandle:     NET-192-168-0-0-1
Parent:         NET192 (NET-192-0-0-0-0)
NetType:        IANA Special Use
Organization: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
RegDate:        1994-03-15
Updated:        2013-08-30
Comment:        These addresses are in use by many millions of independently operated networks, which might be as small as a single computer connected to a home gateway, and are automatically configured in hundreds of millions of devices. They are only intended for use within a private context and traffic that needs to cross the Internet will need to use a different, unique address.
Comment:        These addresses can be used by anyone without any need to coordinate with IANA or an Internet registry. The traffic from these addresses does not come from ICANN or IANA. We are not the source of activity you may see on logs or in e-mail records. Please refer to
Comment:        These addresses were assigned by the IETF, the organization that develops Internet protocols, in the Best Current Practice document, RFC 1918 which can be found at:

OrgName:        Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
OrgId:         IANA
Address:        12025 Waterfront Drive
Address:        Suite 300
City:         Los Angeles
StateProv:     CA
PostalCode:     90292
Country:        US
Updated:        2012-08-31

OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgTechName: ICANN
OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820

OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: ICANN
OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820

Relationships Connected_From 137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc5c468b3d90c4ae5fadc0ae7b8778581014

The file attempts to download a potential Microsoft Word template from the private IP address.

Relationship Summary

137e41c8d7... Connected_To Connected_From 137e41c8d782cbc6720df80a2a5fcc5c468b3d90c4ae5fadc0ae7b8778581014


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  • Maintain situational awareness of the latest threats and implement appropriate Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Additional information on malware incident prevention and handling can be found in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-83, "Guide to Malware Incident Prevention & Handling for Desktops and Laptops".

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