Author: Henry Alarcon Jr.   

 

ELF/Mirai.AE!tr (Fortinet), Linux.BackDoor.Fgt.2447 (DrWeb), Malware.LINUX/Mirai.yqomz (F-Secure)

 PLATFORM:

Linux

 OVER ALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE
Low
Medium
High
Critical

  • Threat Type:
    Backdoor

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
    No

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

INFECTION CHANNEL: Dropped by other malware, Downloaded from the Internet

This backdoor may arrive in the affected system via ThinkPHP Remote Code Execution exploit.

This Backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It executes commands from a remote malicious user, effectively compromising the affected system.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 119,111 bytes
File type: ELF
Memory resident: No
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 01 August 2019
PAYLOAD: Connects to URLs/IPs, Exploits vulnerability

Arrival Details

This Backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Backdoor Routine

This Backdoor executes the following commands from a remote malicious user:

  • PLSDIE – kill/stop scanner
  • STOP – kill bot process
  • UDP – launch UDP flood
  • TCP – launch TCP flood

It connects to the following URL(s) to send and receive commands from a remote malicious user:

  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.186.118:6949

Other Details

This Backdoor does the following:

  • It uses the following credentials to try to login to other devices:
    • telecomadmin
    • admintelecom
    • digitel
    • telnetadmin
    • adminHW
    • Alphanetworks
    • wrgn39_dlob.hans_dir645_V1
    • wrgn28_dlob_dir412
    • oelinux1234
    • wrgn39_dlob.hans_dir645
    • vizxv
    • samsung
    • Ipc71a
  • It displays the strings below once executed in the command line:
    • cia aliens are near
  • It may spread to other devices by taking advantage of the following vulnerabilities:

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 15.270.06
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 01 August 2019
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 15.271.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 02 August 2019

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