[Snort-sigs] GATOR.COM (GATOR/4.0) CLIENT AUTOUPDATE POST

daniel uriah clemens daniel_clemens at ...842...
Tue Jul 8 13:57:34 EDT 2003


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Rule:

alert tcp $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET 80 \
(msg:"GATOR.COM (GATOR/4.0) CLIENT AUTOUPDATE POST"; \
flow:to_server,established; \
content:"POST"; \
uricontent:"/CMD/Autoupdate"; content:"Gator/4.0 AutoUpdate";within: 40; \
classtype:policy-violation;)

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Sid:

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Summary:

A client on your network has somehow had a gator adware/spyware client
installed on its host.
This rule should detect

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Impact:

Many corporations and individuals view this type of adware/user profile
software a policy violation by their end users. This type of software is
also generally thought of as 'spy-ware' by the way sends data about your
surfing habits to a third party without the direct knowledge of the end
user.


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Detailed Information:

x.1.20.23 - - [ 8/Jun/2003:09:32:41 -0500] "POST
http://updateserver.gator.com/CMD/AutoUpdate HTTP/1.1" - - "-" "Gator/4.0
AutoUpdate"
This particular rule looks for the POST(ing) + the uri content of
CMD/AutoUpdate and the Gator 4.0 identification tag.
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Affected Systems:

windows based operating systems.


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Attack Scenarios:
A website tricks the end user into loading this software, or this software
can be coupled with other software installing itself silently on your
computer without the end users knowledge.


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Ease of Attack:

simple

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False Positives:

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False Negatives:

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Corrective Action:

The esiest way to clean up this software is to download a copy of
pestpatrol from pestpatrol.com.

To eliviate further installation you should tighten up the security level
on your browser and watch what software you install.

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Contributors:

Daniel Uriah Clemens
dan.clemens at ...1661...

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Additional References:


-Daniel Uriah Clemens

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