Author: Wilbert Luy   

 

HEUR:Backdoor.Linux.Mirai.h (Kaspersky), Backdoor:Linux/DemonBot.YA!MTB (Microsoft)

 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 is seen propagating via CVE-2018-18636, a cross-site scripting vulnerability affecting the wireless router D-Link DSL-2640T. This malware is capable of receiving commands to flood other systems.

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: 62,028 bytes
File type: ELF
Memory resident: Yes
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 19 August 2019
PAYLOAD: Connects to URLs/IPs, Collects system information, Others

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:

  • UDP - UDP flood
  • TCP - TCP flood
  • HEX - UDP HEX flood
  • STOP - STOP bot operation

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

  • 5.{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.216:41061

Other Details

This Backdoor does the following:

  • Checks for the following folder to know architecture:
    • /usr/bin/apt-get - Ubuntu
    • /usr/lib/portage - Gentoo
    • /usr/bin/yum - CentOS
    • /usr/share/YaST2 - OpenSUSE
    • /usr/local/etc/pkg - FreeBSD
    • /etc/dropbear/ - Dropbear
    • /etc/opkg - OpenWRT

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 14.880.05
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 19 March 2019
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 14.881.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 20 March 2019

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