Archive | December, 2006

SinFP 2.0.4 – OS Detection – Now Works On Windows

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SinFP is a new approach to OS fingerprinting, which bypasses limitations that nmap has.

Nmap approaches to fingerprinting as shown to be efficient for years. Nowadays, with the omni-presence of stateful filtering devices, PAT/NAT configurations and emerging packet normalization technologies, its approach to OS fingerprinting is becoming to be obsolete.

SinFP uses the aforementioned limitations as a basis for tests to be obsolutely avoided in used frames to identify accurately the remote operating system. That is, it only requires one open TCP port, sends only fully standard TCP packets, and limits the number of tests to 2 or 3 (with only 1 test giving the OS reliably in most cases).

SinFP 2.04 is now available, which for the first time, can now run under Windows ActivePerl.

More info here:

SinFP

SinFP has now more than 130 signatures in its database.

For Windows users, follow these instructions:

This was tested with ActivePerl 5.8.8.819, with PPM v4.0.

If you have error messages about failing to load some .dll, go to www.microsoft.com. Then, in the search field, type in vcredist_x86.exe, download it and install it.

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the Art of Virology 02h

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This is the one and only (and first article) which will present you the source code of a virus on Darknet, and a lame one too :)

Theory again…

First should mention a couple of things which haven’t been specified till now. This virus is going to be an appending virus:

An appending virus is a virus that writes all of his code to the end of the file, after which it writes a simple jump to the code at the start of the file

I will use this method, for first in the virus i’ll present here, maybe later I will adopt another technique as EPO:

Entry Point Obscuring is a method which inserts the entry point of the virus somewhere in the host file, where it can do an interception of the code for later replication, but not at the start.

…but definitely not overwriting viruses:

An overwriting virus has a simple routine to overwrite the host file, thus being easily detected because of the fact that infected files in 99% of cases won’t run anymore

Back to reality

So my first virus is called infant-a, because it only does a single thing (like an infant); also it is a DOS COM infecter, so you won’t have much trouble with it. What to say more, the source if fully commented, and if you have read the book I have suggested you in the 00h article than you won’t have any problems in understanding it.It is not detected by Avira anti virus, check it with other anti viruses and tell me if it found and under which name, oh yeah Kaspersky doesn’t find it either.

BTW: don’t compile and infect other files (computers) with it because I will look lame not you

The brilliant (and simple code) follows: infant-a

How to play with it?

Everything goes in 3 steps, or 2 depends on you…

1st step – dummy com files

Enter in DOS mode (run cmd from Windows run) and write the following lines:

2nd step – compile the virus

For this one you need TASM & TLINK, google to get them; if you have them enter the following lines supposing infant-a.asm is the virus:

3rd step – optional

Download DOSBox, install it and use the following commands (after starting DOSBox):

Let’s play

And now you can start the virus and see how it infects one file per run, the dummy COM files should have 6 bytes length, and after infection 161, you can’t miss them…

Are we done already?

Well 02h is over, but 03h is there waiting to be written; whats next? infant-b of course which will have:

  • An encryption method (XOR)
  • A traversal infection (dotdot [..] method)
  • More infections per run
  • Stealth?

Till then have fun with infant-a, and see you as soon as possible (if anybody reads this series).

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Hackers Break Into Water Processing Plant Network

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When things like this happen it’s kinda of scary, like a while back when someone managed to get into a highly secure power station network through a stupid contractors laptop that was connected to the net via dialup and to the uber ‘secure’ power station LAN.

An infected laptop PC gave hackers access to computer systems at a Harrisburg, Pa., water treatment plant earlier this month.

The plant’s systems were accessed in early October after an employee’s laptop computer was compromised via the Internet and then used as an entry point to install a computer virus and spyware on the plant’s computer system, according to a report by ABC News.

Similar to the power station incident eh?

Can’t people just take a little care and lock down all the machines on the network, install Firefox, install Anti-virus, enable Windows updates etc.

The incident is under investigation by the FBI, but no arrests have been made in the matter, said Special Agent Jerri Williams of the FBI’s Philadelphia office. The attackers are believed to have been operating outside of the U.S.

Williams said that the hackers do not appear to have targeted the plant. “We did not believe that they were doing it to compromise the actual water system, but just to use the computer as a resource for distributing e-mails or whatever electronic information they had planned,” she said.

It could have had some serious consequences on the water processing system.

Still, the FBI is concerned that even without targeting the system itself, this malicious software could have interfered with the plant’s operations, Williams said.

Had the breach targeted the water plant, it could have had grave consequences, according to Mike Snyder, security coordinator for the Pennsylvania section of the American Water Works Association. “It’s a serious situation because they could possibly raise the level of chlorine being injected into the water… which

Seems like security is still not as important as it should be.

Source: ComputerWorld

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Backframe (Formerly Backweb) JavaScript Attack Console

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There has been a recent release of Backframe (Formerly Backweb) Attack Console.

Backframe Attack Console was started as an experiment to create a full featured attack console for exploiting web browsers, web users and remote applications. Those who are familiar with XSS Proxy or even BEEF might already be familiar with the core principles of the project.

The console is based on simple client-server interaction. Both parts are required for successful operation. The server, also known as the attack channel, provides functionalities for establishing bi-directional communication with remote clients. On the other hand, the console is responsible for interacting with the channel providing the necessary toolkit for launching attacks against these clients.

The result of these core principles is an easy to use and understand web-client-oriented attack framework that keep the data, the presentation layer, and the underlying logic apart. This design is known as “the separation of concerns model”. This is highly effective practice which allows to easily extend upon the core elements.

Right now it is quite stable and it should work well with attack channels similar to the one described here:

Persistent Bi-directional Communication Channels

Check the AttackAPI project for the attack channel complete source code.

More information here:

Backframe

You can try out Backframe here:

Backframe Application

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Massive Data Theft Operation Uncovered

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UK Police have uncovered a fairly massive data theft operation with a total close to 8,500 victims.

It’s quite worrying when things like this are uncovered as if 1 is uncovered or discovered…imagine how many aren’t found out about, just like exploits.

British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive information from 8,500 people in the U.K. and others in some 60 countries, officials said Tuesday.

In total, cybercriminals targeted 600 financial companies and banks, according to U.K. authorities, who have worked over the past week to identify and notify victims.

Through intelligence sources, U.K. police were given several gigabytes of data — around 130,00 files — that came from a server in the U.S., said Charlie McMurdie, detective chief inspector for the Specialist Crime Directorate e-Crime Unit of the London Metropolitan Police. Most of the data related to financial information, she said.

Several GIG of data, that’s a hell of a lot of text.

They were using a pretty basic program though, haxdoor.

The data was collected by a malicious software program nicknamed Haxdoor that infected victims’ computers. Some 2,300 machines were located in the U.K. McMurdie said.

Haxdoor is a powerful program that can collect passwords and send them to another e-mail address plus disable a computer’s firewall, among other functions, according to a description posted on security vendor F-Secure Corp.’s Web site. Symantec Corp., another security company, wrote it first detected Haxdoor in November 2003.

Computers can get infected with Haxdoor if they don’t have security patches or up-to-date antivirus software. London police said it’s believed many victims were infected through instant message programs.

Nice to see the good guys also using technology to parse the data and locate victims.

Metropolitan police experts built a special program to search through the data and identify victims, she said. The data contained information such as logins and passwords for major Web sites such as eBay Inc., Amazon.com, BT Group PLC and Pipex Internet Ltd., a U.K. Internet service provider.

In some instances, Haxdoor employed a screen-capture function to obtain information, McMurdie said.

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NMAP 4.20 released

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This is just a simple warning to all NMAP users out there. If you’re registered on the announcement mailing list you already now this, otherwise, heads up.

NMAP 4.20 has been released with something that looks promising. 2nd generation OS detection. The changelog is available here.

Enjoy!

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