Author: Henry Alarcon Jr.   

 

ELF/Mirai.A!tr (Fortinet), HEUR:Backdoor.Linux.Gafgyt.cn (Kaspersky)

 PLATFORM:

Linux

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

  • Threat Type:
    Backdoor

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
    Yes

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

INFECTION CHANNEL: Downloaded from the Internet

This new Mirai variant uses a total of 13 different exploits, almost all of which have been used in previous Mirai-related attacks. It has backdoor and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) capabilities.

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 then deletes itself afterward.

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

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 216,934 bytes
File type: ELF
Memory resident: No
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 09 May 2019
PAYLOAD: Connects to URLs/IPs, Steals information

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.

Installation

This Backdoor executes then deletes itself afterward.

Backdoor Routine

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

  • Download a file
  • Performs various DDOS attacks
  • Execute shell commands
  • Uses default or easy-to-guess usernames and passwords to login to other devices
  • Kill its process
  • Kill all performed various attacks.
  • Kill specific process

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

  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.102.123:1337

Other Details

This Backdoor does the following:

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 15.102.06
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 10 May 2019
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 15.103.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 11 May 2019

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