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Odd POST Request To Web Honeypot

Published: 2015-04-14
Last Updated: 2015-04-14 02:11:17 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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I just saw this odd POST request to our honeypot's index page. Has anybody seen something like this? No idea what they are trying to accomplish.

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; EIE10;ENUSMSN)\r\n
Host: [IP Address of Honeypot]
Content-Length: 364
Cache-Control: no-cache


The payload looks Base64 encoded, but decoding doesn't help much either. The payload also looks like the "+" (which would be a space if URL encoded) marks a deliminator. 

<u(..i.;.k( 0000010:="" df8a="" f237="" 8362="" 2b86="" f6cb="" 6213="" 2905="" 1354="" ...7.b+...b.)..t="" 0000020:="" 037f="" da99="" fbb0="" d64a="" ab78="" 9f35="" 979e="" c8c1="" .......j.x.5....="" 0000030:="" d725="" ed06="" af0b="" 9fb9="" e3d8="" 5131="" 8639="" b125="" .%........q1.9.%="" 0000040:="" c453="" 60b0="" ae0f="" 2067="" 44ff="" 1ca6="" a380="" 949a="" .s`...="" gd.......="" 0000050:="" cceb="" c944="" 6ad8="" c04b="" 83b6="" 6e94="" 156e="" d547="""" 0000060:="" 0327="" edb5="" df4b="" 72c6="" 83be="" 4603="" 0fd5="" 1a39="" .'"" 0000070:="" 5727="" 0a70="" d927="" 1ab4="" b783="" 398b="" d59a="" 26eb="" w'.p.'....9...&.="" 0000080:="" 2b48="" 1349="" ae2f="" 5baf="" d085="" 8c43="" 3b22="" b2f1="" +h.i.="" [....c;"..="" 0000090:="" 4b56="" 544b="" 8951="" eae9="" 16d7="" 246f="" 30c7="" b5b1="" kvtk.q....$o0...="" 00000a0:="" e4ae="" 8c16="" df06="" aad9="" 6e28="" c51d="" a1f8="" 78ae="" ........n(....x.="" 00000b0:="" 5370="" 7e80="" 2469="" 2292="" 06a2="" 54b8="" bab8="" 0070="" sp~.$i"...t....p="" 00000c0:="" 8675="" fe54="" bf4d="" cdfb="" 2cf9="" 1473="" 0b89="" f585="" .u.t.m..,..s....="" 00000d0:="" 7eb3="" 1ca9="" f8f9="" 77e8="" 0881="" ecde="" 115b="" 8143="" ~.....w......[.c="" 00000e0:="" a3a9="" 0c76="" bcfb="" ce7a="" 4dfe="" cb67="" c06e="" c9dd="""" 00000f0:="" 8aac="" fc48="" 2ccc="" 252c="" d6d1="" 0c41="" 5ba2="" 63bb="" ...h,.%,...a[.c.="" 0000100:="" c68d="" afe9="" fdf9="" e942="" 43ad="" 2f44="" cfd2="" 4486="" .......bc.="" d..d.="" 0000110:="" e5="" 

Any ideas?

Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.

Keywords: web honeypot
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