IoT botnets hit Apache Struts, SonicWall GMS

Vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and the SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) are being exploited by the infamous Mirai and Gafgyt Internet of Things (IoT) botnets.
The new Mirai variant observed in attacks last week uses exploits for 16 vulnerabilities, including one targeting CVE-2017-5638, the Apache Struts vulnerability that led to the Equifax data breach in 2017.

The domain who currently hosting the new Mirai samples changed its IP address in August and was also seen hosting samples of the Gafgyt botnet (aka BASHLITE) that included an exploit for CVE-2018-9866, a flaw in older versions of SonicWall’s Global Management System (GMS).

Companies and individual people must take certain precautions against this growing phenomenon of malware cyber attacks; for that they should implement at least a cybersecurity solution, like an antivirus, to protect their systems. Necessary things like regularly updating operating systems, using antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac depending on which OS your device is using.

Companies must also hire professional cybersecurity firms to do regular checkups to their internal network a couple of times per year. These checkups must always include a penetration test and various ethical hacking test.

After conducting malware analysis on the new Mirai samples, cybersecurity researchers discovered that the samples no longer include the brute-force functionality generally used by the infamous IoT malware.
Since its emergence in October 2016, Mirai has been continuously evolving, and the switch towards targeting vulnerabilities rather than brute-forcing credentials has been observed in other botnet samples as well.

Gafgyt too acquired a new exploit which is used for targeting a vulnerability affecting unsupported versions of SonicWall GMS (8.1 and older), from where it is capable of launching powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks; both Mirai and Gafgyt have shown a spike in activity over the past several months. Now capable of infecting more than just IoT devices, these botnets pose increasingly higher risks to consumers and businesses alike.

The vulnerability disclosed in this post is not an announcement of a new vulnerability in SonicWall Global Management System (GMS). The issue referenced only affects an older version of the GMS software (version 8.1) which was replaced by version 8.2 in December 2016. For customers still using GMS version 8.1, we recommend that they should upgrade immediately to 8.2.

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