Author Topic: Compromised Word Press website spreading Heodo malware  (Read 112 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline polonus

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 32624
  • malware fighter
Compromised Word Press website spreading Heodo malware
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:50:34 PM »
Reported: https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/423269/
See detection: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/47e909c8175f19daab115e27aed6d821e6b86078abc0bb8b844c0fe2d03024a1/detection/f-47e909c
Issue with Word Press CMS:  Directory Indexing
In the test an attempt was made to list the directory contents of the uploads and plugins folders to determine if Directory Indexing is enabled. This is a common information leakage vulnerability that can reveal sensitive information regarding your site configuration or content.

Path Tested   Status
/wp-content/uploads/      enabled
/wp-content/plugins/      disabled
Directory indexing is tested on the /wp-content/uploads/ and /wp-content/plugins/ directores. Note that other directories may have this web server feature enabled, so ensure you check other folders in your installation. It is good practice to ensure directory indexing is disabled for your full WordPress installation either through the web server configuration or .htaccess.

DOM-XSS scan results from scanning URL: -http://bodbderg.net/wp-content/plugins/coming-soon/themes/default/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.min.js  (checked on VT as green)
Number of sources found: 32
Number of sinks found: 1

Results from scanning URL: -http://bodbderg.net/wp-content/plugins/coming-soon/themes/default/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.min.js (checked on VT as green)
Number of sources found: 41
Number of sinks found: 17

In the malcode is found
Quote
CompanyName FileDescriptionMsAgentHelp MFC Application6 FileVersion1, 0, 0, InternalNameMsAgentHelpJ LegalCopyrightCopyright (C) 2000(LegalTrademarks OriginalFilenameMsAgentHelp.EXEP ProductNameMsAgentHelp Application: ProductVersion1, 0, 0, 1 VarFileInfo Translation <assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
<security>
<requestedPrivileges>
<requestedExecutionLevel level="asInvoker" uiAccess="false"></requestedExecutionLevel>
</requestedPrivileges>
</security>
</trustInfo>
</assembly
We are being protected as avast detects this malware as Win32:Malware-gen.

Just posted here to urge Word Press CMS users to use the right settings for user enumeration and directory listing, e.g.
set to "disabled". You see what the alternative could hold for you, a malware spreading website.
Not good for you and not good for your end-users.  :'(

polonus (volunteer 3rd party cold recon website security analyst and website error-hunter)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 06:55:52 PM by polonus »
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!