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Port 5000 traffic and snort signature

Published: 2014-03-06
Last Updated: 2014-03-06 15:59:09 UTC
by Mark Baggett (Version: 1)
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ISC Reader James Lay has captured the mysterious port 5000 traffic and provided us with a copy of the packets and a snort signature.   Thanks James!  Your awesome!

The traffic is scanning TCP port 5000.  After establishing a connection it sends "GET /webman/info.cgi?host='" 

This appears to be a scan for Synology DiskStation Manager installations that are vulnerable to a remote code exection exploit published in October 2013.   There is currently a metasploit module available for the vulnerability.

Thanks to James for the following snort signature.

alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET 5000 (msg:"SERVER-WEBAPP Synology DiskStation Manager Reflected XSS attempt over UPnP"; flow:to_server,established; content:"/webman/info.cgi|3f|host="; fast_pattern:only; http_uri; metadata:policy balanced-ips drop, policy connectivity-ips drop, policy security-ips drop, reference:url,www.scip.ch/en/?vuldb.10255; classtype:attempted-admin; sid:10000130; rev:1;)

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