[SANOG] Ubiquiti AirOS/AirMax worm in the wild

Phil Regnauld regnauld at nsrc.org
Sun May 15 06:59:29 UTC 2016

Forwarding this from a colleague. The reference to the PHP exploit could
be related, but either way, it's happening now.

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I'm told that the local WISP operator community is dealing with a new
worm[1] that exploits Ubiquiti AirOS devices running older firmwares.
This could potentially be a lot of devices.

has ISPs from Spain, Brasil, and the US reporting infections in the
last 24 hours.

Versions prior to these are vulnerable:

5.5.11 XM/TI.
5.5.10u2 XW
5.6.2 XW/XM/TI

There looks to be some more information here:

If you know anyone who makes use of UBNT AirOS products, now might be
a time to give them a nudge.

[1] quote from the forums "It's a self-distributing virus, so, once it
can "see" neighbour antenas within the same subnet, it attacks the

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