Linksys router Firmware Fix announced for Moon Worm malware

Linksys router Firmware Fix announced for Moon Worm malware

How to prevent your Linksys router from getting The Moon malware [FAQs]
What should I do to prevent my Linksys router from getting The Moon malware?

Linksys announces firmware fix to neutralize “The Moon” worm
Posted on Feb 18, 2014 01:13 pm As Linksys (i.e. parent company Belkin) announced they were aware of “TheMoon” malware targeting its older routers and that they are working on a firmware fix, more details about the worm in question … Read in browser »

Linksys Is Preparing Firmware Fix to Protect Users Against TheMoon Worm
The SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center has issued a warning about a worm that targets certain Linksys routers. Dubbed “TheMoon” because it contains images from the movie with the same name, the threat is designed to exploit a vulnerability in the devices in order to spread.  Once it infects a device, the worm gathers information on the targeted router, including hardware and firmware versions. Then, it sends an exploit to a vulnerable CGI script that runs on affected routers. “The request does not require authentication. The worm sends random ‘admin’ credentials but they are not checked by the script. Linksys (Belkin) is aware of this vulnerability,” Johannes Ullrich, the expert who identified the worm, explained. “This second request will launch a simple shell script, that will  …….

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