Discover VPNFilter malware vulnerable devices

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:33:48 PM(UTC)


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Due to the recent discovery of the new VPNFilter malware, we created a report to discover potential vulnerable devices.

The VPNFilter malware allows attackers to gather information and even disable equipment. To do this, VPNFilter uses a 3 stage platform.
Stage 1 serves as a deployment platform for stage 2 and 3.
Stage 2 allows for file collection, command execution, data exfiltration and device management.
Stage 3 adds additional capabilities to stage 2 like packet sniffing.
For more detailed technical information, you head over to this blog post.

Stage 2 and 3 can be removed by simply rebooting affected devices. Since stage 1 can still redeploy stage 2 and 3, we recommend installing the latest firmware on the vulnerable assets when the manufacturer has released a firmware update to fix the vulnerability.

Based on the information from multiple sources, routers from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link, as well as QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices are vulnerable to this malware.
Based on information from Symantec, vulnerable models include, but are not limited to:
  • Linksys E1200
  • Linksys E2500
  • Linksys WRVS4400N
  • Mikrotik RouterOS for Cloud Core Routers: Versions 1016, 1036, and 1072
  • Netgear DGN2200
  • Netgear R6400
  • Netgear R7000
  • Netgear R8000
  • Netgear WNR1000
  • Netgear WNR2000
  • QNAP TS251
  • QNAP TS439 Pro
  • Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software
  • TP-Link R600VPN
To find possible vulnerable devices in your network. You can run the report below to get an overview of all routers and NAS devices of the known affected manufacturers. We recommend rebooting the devices and updating to the latest firmware version.
Instructions on how to run this report in Lansweeper can be found here.

Select Top 1000000 tblAssets.AssetID,
From tblAssets
  Inner Join tblAssetCustom On tblAssets.AssetID = tblAssetCustom.AssetID
  Inner Join tsysAssetTypes On tsysAssetTypes.AssetType = tblAssets.Assettype
  Inner Join tsysIPLocations On tsysIPLocations.LocationID =
  Inner Join tblState On tblState.State = tblAssetCustom.State
Where (tblAssetCustom.Manufacturer In ('Linksys', 'Mikrotik', 'Netgear',
  'TP-Link') And tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypename = 'Router') Or
  (tblAssetCustom.Manufacturer Like '%QNAP%' And tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypename =
Order By tblAssets.AssetName
#1Esben.D Member Administration Original PosterPosts: 1,982  
posted: 5/24/2018 4:36:00 PM(UTC)
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