Oracle WebLogic Vulnerability Being Exploited by Bitcoin Miners
January 12, 2018
In October 2017, Oracle disclosed CVE-2017-10271—a critical vulnerability in WebLogic's 'WLS Security' component which utilizes Java. A patch was released to address the issue.
It's been widely reported that Bitcoin miners have been exploiting this vulnerability to gain access to and compromise systems. Actors have been targeting a high number of WebLogic servers being hosted on public cloud servers. Scanned ports by threat actors include TCP/80, 443, 7001, 8080, 8888, 9000.
Common vulnerable systems recently attacked have had the following versions installed:
- Update to 22.214.171.124 or higher.
- Modify firewall rules to block outbound/inbound connections to ports that are not being used by the WebLogic server.
- Block the IoCs listed in the REN-ISAC advisory report and SANS ISC InfoSec forum post on the firewall and/or IPS.
- Beware the WebLogic WLS-WSAT Component Deserialization RCE Exploit
- REN-ISAC Security Advisory
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Herjavec Group's Incident Response Services team is actively helping customers deal with the identification and remediation of this exploit.
For more information please connect with a Herjavec Group security specialist.