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Andoryu Botnet Exploits Critical Ruckus Wireless Flaw for Widespread Attack
2023-05-11 07:05

A nascent botnet called Andoryu has been found to exploit a now-patched critical security flaw in the Ruckus Wireless Admin panel to break into vulnerable devices.

While the malware is known to weaponize remote code execution flaws in GitLab and Lilin DVR for propagation, the addition of CVE-2023-25717 shows that Andoryu is actively expanding its exploit arsenal to ensnare more devices into the botnet.

Further analysis of the attack chain has revealed that once the Ruckus flaw is used to gain access to a device, a script from a remote server is dropped onto the infected device for proliferation.

The malware, for its part, also establishes contact with a C2 server and awaits further instructions to launch a DDoS attack against targets of interest using protocols like ICMP, TCP, and UDP. The cost associated with mounting such attacks is advertised via a listing on the seller's Telegram channel, with monthly plans ranging from $90 to $115 depending on the duration.

The alert follows the discovery of new versions of the RapperBot DDoS botnet that incorporate cryptojacking functionality to profit off compromised Intel x64 systems by dropping a Monero crypto miner.

RapperBot campaigns have primarily focused on brute-forcing IoT devices with weak or default SSH or Telnet credentials to expand the botnet's footprint for launching DDoS attacks.

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Related Vulnerability

2023-02-13 CVE-2023-25717 Code Injection vulnerability in Ruckuswireless Ruckus Wireless Admin, Smartzone and Smartzone AP
Ruckus Wireless Admin through 10.4 allows Remote Code Execution via an unauthenticated HTTP GET Request, as demonstrated by a /forms/doLogin?login_username=admin&password=password$(curl substring.
low complexity
ruckuswireless CWE-94