Hostile probe recording

Eric Gearhart eric at nixwizard.net
Sun Mar 1 23:17:39 CST 2009


On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Lou Katz <lou at metron.com> wrote:
> I happen to have some non-standard applications running on port 80
> on one of my machines. From time to time I get log messages noting
> improper syntax (for my app) of the form:
>
> 'GET /roundcube/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                     200.19.191.98
> 'GET /mail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                          200.19.191.98
> 'GET /webmail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                       200.19.191.98
> 'GET /roundcubemail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                 200.19.191.98
> 'GET /rcmail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                        200.19.191.98
> 'GET //CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                              200.19.191.98
> 'GET /rc/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                            200.19.191.98
> 'GET /email/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                         200.19.191.98
> 'GET /mail2/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                         200.19.191.98
> 'GET /Webmail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                       200.19.191.98
> 'GET /components/com_roundcube/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'      200.19.191.98
> 'GET /squirrelmail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                  200.19.191.98
> 'GET /vhcs2/tools/webmail/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'           200.19.191.98
> 'GET /round/CHANGELOG HTTP/1.1'                         200.19.191.98
>
> (200.19.191.98 is the IP address of the attacking machine, not me)
>
>
> Is this sort of information of use to anyone here?
> Is the above an old vulnerability - since I don't run
>  whatever it is probing for, I have not paid much attention to these.

It looks like it's probing for various versions of web-based email
apps... RoundCube and SquirrelMail are two that I recognize offhand

--

Eric
http://nixwizard.net




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