New Mirai Variant Targets Zyxel Network-Attached Storage Devices

As soon as the proof-of-concept (PoC) for CVE-2020-9054 was made publicly available last month, this vulnerability was promptly abused to infect vulnerable versions of Zyxel network-attached storage (NAS) devices with a new Mirai variant – Mukashi.

Mukashi brute forces the logins using different combinations of default credentials, while informing its command and control (C2) server of the successful login attempts. Multiple, if not all, Zyxel NAS products running firmware versions up to 5.21 are vulnerable to this pre-authentication command injection vulnerability. The vendor advisory is also available.

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Source: Palo Alto