Menu
Magento says compromised sites haven't patched older vulnerabilities

Magento says compromised sites haven't patched older vulnerabilities

Some Magento sites have been infected with the Neutrino exploit kit

Magento said Tuesday there does not appear to be a new vulnerability in its e-commerce platform that is causing some websites to become infected with the Neutrino exploit kit.

Some of the affected websites appear to not have patched a code execution vulnerability nicknamed the Shoplift Bug Patch, Magento's security team wrote in a blog post. A patch was released in February.

Other Magento-powered sites have not applied other patches, making them vulnerable.

The latest attack against Magento was highlighted by Malwarebytes and Sucuri, two security companies, who noticed attacks on the client and server sides.

The infected Magento sites contained malicious scripts that created iframes, which pulled content from the malicious domain "Guruincsite." That domain, which is blacklisted by Google, has been linked with the Neutrino exploit kit.

neutrino Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes showed how a person who lands on a compromised website running Magento is redirected to the Neutrino exploit kit

If encountered by someone browsing a website, exploit kits attack a computer, looking for software vulnerabilities in order to deliver malware. Hackers often try to plant code that triggers exposure to an exploit kit on legitimate, highly trafficked websites, as it creates an opportunity to infect many computers.

Malwarebytes saw client-side exploits coming from Neutrino that try to exploit Adobe Systems' Flash Player and installs malware called Andromeda/Gamarue, wrote Jerome Segura, a senior security researcher, on Sunday.

"Compromised machines can be harvested for financial credentials and also become part of a large botnet," he wrote.

Magento warned that even if all patches have been applied to the software, it's important to figure out if a website had been compromised prior to patching.

Even if a flaw has now been patched, it's possible the attackers created unauthorized administrative accounts, which would continue to give them access, Magento said.

Magento, which is owned by eBay, is an attractive target for attackers since it's used by a large number of companies, including Nike, Olympus and Ghirardelli Chocolate. It claims to be the most used software for the top 1 million websites ranked by Alexa.

 


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

The channel came together for the inaugural Reseller News Emerging Leaders Forum in New Zealand, created to provide a program that identifies, educates and showcases the upcoming talent of the ICT industry. Hosted as a half day event, attendees heard from industry champions as keynoters and panelists talked about future opportunities and leadership paths and joined mentoring sessions with members of the ICT industry Hall of Fame. The forum concluded with 30 Under 30 Tech Awards across areas of Sales, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Management, Technical and Human Resources. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019
Show Comments