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I've been seeing a number of attacks of this sort recently
from various sites in the http logs.  The time correlation
between the logs on various hosts suggests that the attacker
was scanning sequentially upward in IP addresses.  Since all
tcp and udp packets to ports below 1024 except for http,
smtp, and ident are filtered out for most, including the
attacking, sites, I'm not seeing anything else in the logs. - - [04/Jul/1998:07:19:27 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/phf" 404 - - - [04/Jul/1998:07:19:28 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/test-cgi" 404 - - - [04/Jul/1998:07:19:28 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/handler" 404 -

Is this a signature of some known attackware?  If so, what
other attacks accompany these http probes?


 Fri, 22 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 /cgi-bin/phf /cgi-bin/test-cgi /cgi-bin/handler

| - - [04/Jul/1998:07:19:28 -0500] "GET /cgi-bin/handler" 404 -
|Is this a signature of some known attackware?  If so, what
|other attacks accompany these http probes?

In a web search engine, search for "cgi-bin/handler" and see what comes up.

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 Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 /cgi-bin/phf /cgi-bin/test-cgi /cgi-bin/handler

Yes, phf is a well known hole. See

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 Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 /cgi-bin/phf /cgi-bin/test-cgi /cgi-bin/handler

vito (one of a bunch of scripts that try for known holes in webservers) does this in
the order you posted in default configuration. More attacks in the default config are
on mglimpse and campas.

Check any bugtraq archive for vito.


 Martin Freiss, MF194   | |
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 Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 /cgi-bin/phf /cgi-bin/test-cgi /cgi-bin/handler
In article <6nr99r$>, (Quowong P Liu) writes,

To follow up, there are reports of finger/telnet/imap/pop3/regex
probes accompanying these.

A little research on turns up something
called mscan, which also probes portmapper/statd/named and
X servers, for a range of addresses or all the addresses in
a domain.

In the last week or so, such attacks were logged from these
sites: [] [] []

as well as reports of one from *, so I
suspect these cookie-cutter attacks are carried out by
"h4x0r" wannabes.


 Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
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