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From Tom H <>
Subject tomcat manager with weak password compromised. Any idea about the payload?
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:40:45 GMT

An instance running tomcat 6.0.24 as root in our developer network was 
compromised today by a scanning bot which deployed a war file and then 
deleted the on disk file, before scanning for new hosts until the IDS 
detected it.

Obviously this is not a flaw in tomcat, but I was hoping someone could 
give me some pointers to where I might read a write-up of the payload, 
as I would be interested to know to what extent the bot took advantage 
of its root power.

The proc with all the connections was actually perl, and runnings 
strings on a core  dump of that process reveals many perl stuff. (and 
also the very weak password list)

However googling these facts does not seem to be helping that much, any 


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