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Re: [Full-Disclosure] spoolcll.exe - new worm being distributed viamysql vulnerability?
From: Jeremy Davis (jdaytonagmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 27 2005 - 11:55:44 CST
Definitly confusing but I believe it stems from a week root passwd.
"the bot first has to authenticate to mysql as 'root'
user." then it seems to launch the exploit allowing it access to
create the dynamic libraries containing User Defined Functions.
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:47:57 -0600, Dolan, Patrick
> From the article text:
> "The bot uses the "MySQL UDF Dynamic Library Exploit". In order to
> launch the exploit, the bot first has to authenticate to mysql as 'root'
> user. A long list of passwords is included with the bot, and the bot
> will brute force the password."
> Looks like this is small part exploit, and large part bad root password
> selection. Though I'm not even sure about the exploit part because the
> text later says:
> "This bot does not use any vulnerability in mysql. The fundamental
> weakness it uses is a week[sic] 'root' account."
> Patrick Dolan
> Information Security Analyst
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Davis [mailto:jdaytonagmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:23 AM
> To: Mike Bailey
> Cc: full-disclosurelists.netsys.com
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] spoolcll.exe - new worm being distributed
> viamysql vulnerability?
> Check out todays diary at SANS.
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 00:18:21 -0500, Mike Bailey <worriedgmail.com>
> > Aloha,
> > Earlier tonight, i was sitting here at home doing some normal
> > browsing, and work and my firewall alerted me that a program called
> > spoolcll.exe was attempting to open up a port which i cannot remember
> > now.
> > i tried killing it, but it just came back, over and over again each
> > time spawning itselfs on a new port.
> > Registry says the worm created a service called "evmon", it cannot be
> > paused or stopped, but it can be disabled.
> > The only information about this worm on google is a discussion at the
> > following url:
> > http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=291921&p=1
> > they are beginning to determinthat it is being distributed via a hole
> > in mysql.
> > Do any of you know anything about this? Thanks in advance.
> > --
> > Love,
> > Mike Bailey
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