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What is system2 service?

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We have a Domain controller and are having problems with it.
One of the services running is a system2 service and svvchost.exe (not svchost.exe) is associated with this service.
Has anyone ever heard of this and what is it for?
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sounds like you have a variant of the Goabot virus.....see:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.hllw.gaobot.ao.html
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  W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO  
Discovered on: September 30, 2003  
Last Updated on: March 10, 2004 03:08:52 PM

 
 

   
 


W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO is a minor variant of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AF. It attempts to spread to network shares that have weak passwords and allows hackers to access an infected computer through IRC.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

The DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026), using TCP ports 135 and 445.
The WebDav vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-007), using TCP port 80.

W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO is compressed with UPX.


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Note: Virus definitions dated prior to October 1, 2003 may detect this worm as a hack tool.
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Symantec Security Response has developed a removal tool to clean the infections of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO. This is the preferred method in most cases.


Also Known As:  W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.b [McAfee], Backdoor.Agobot.3.x [Kaspersky]
 
Type:  Worm
Infection Length:  207,872 bytes, varies
 
 
 
Systems Affected:  Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected:  Linux, Macintosh, OS/2, UNIX, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me
 
 
 


 
Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater) *
 October 01, 2003
 
 
Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate™) **
 October 01, 2003
 
 
*
 Intelligent Updater definitions are released daily, but require manual download and installation.
Click here to download manually.
 
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Click here for instructions on using LiveUpdate.
 
 
 




Wild:

Number of infections: More than 1000
Number of sites: More than 10
Geographical distribution: Low
Threat containment: Easy
Removal: Moderate
 Threat Metrics
 
         
Wild:
Low
 Damage:
Medium
 Distribution:
Medium
 
 

Damage

Payload:
Releases confidential info: Allows unauthorized remote access.
Distribution

Subject of email: N/A
Name of attachment: N/A
Ports: 135, 445
Target of infection: Accounts with weak passwords; systems not patched against the DCOM RPC vulnerability.


When W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO runs, it does the following:


Copies itself into the %System% folder as one of the following:

Cavapsvc.exe
Csrrs.exe
Cvhost.exe
DIIhost.exe (with capital letter 'i')
Dosrun32.exe
Dos32.exe
Lsas.exe
Regloadr.exe
Schost.exe
Scvhost.exe
Service.exe
Servicess.exe
Sochost.exe
Swchost.exe
System.exe
Update.exe
Wdrun32.exe
Winhlpp32.exe
Winreg.exe
Winupdsdgm.exe
 
 
 
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Hi staceyb7,

> system2 service and svvchost.exe
Both are NOT windows systemfiles, so I suggest you to do a virusscan as soon as possible

Greetings,

LucF
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Sorry,
the part of the above that I actually wanted to post is:

When W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AO runs, it does the following:


Copies itself into the %System% folder as one of the following:

Cavapsvc.exe
Csrrs.exe
Cvhost.exe
DIIhost.exe (with capital letter 'i')
Dosrun32.exe
Dos32.exe
Lsas.exe
Regloadr.exe
Schost.exe
Scvhost.exe
Service.exe
Servicess.exe
Sochost.exe
Swchost.exe
System.exe
Update.exe
Wdrun32.exe
Winhlpp32.exe
Winreg.exe
Winupdsdgm.exe
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Hi Luc,
How's that Belgian chocolate these days?  :-)
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by:Luc Franken
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How would I know, I live in the Netherlands :)

Long time no see.
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by:JConchie
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I knew you were in one or the other, couldn't remember which....just a senior moment on my part
Regards,
Jim
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:)
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split points...me and lucf
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