[Dshield] Possible Bot?

Tony Raboza tonyraboza at gmail.com
Sat May 10 14:48:23 GMT 2008


Hi,

I saw on our MRTG graph and monitoring tool that a PC on our LAN is
sending out large ICMP traffic to a public IP address.  Upon checking
on our Internet gateway, I saw this (output of tcpdump - I purposedly
changed the IP addresses):

18:00:02.788023 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): ICMP echo
request, id 4, seq 59931, length 1480
18:00:02.788030 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): icmp
18:00:02.798828 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): ICMP echo
request, id 4, seq 60187, length 1480
18:00:02.798841 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): icmp
18:00:02.809534 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): ICMP echo
request, id 4, seq 60443, length 1480
18:00:02.809546 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): icmp
18:00:02.820274 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): ICMP echo
request, id 4, seq 60699, length 1480
18:00:02.820286 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): icmp
18:00:02.831246 IP 1.2.3.4 (LANIP) > 4.5.6.7 (PUBLIC IP): ICMP echo
request, id 4, seq 60955, length 1480


Actually, this happened with this PC before - I had our helpdesk check
(its on a remote site) it for virus/worms but according to them
nothing turned up.

I'm thinking this might be a sign that this PC is part of a botnet?
How can I be certain?  And what kind of botnet/worm exhibit the
behavior as above?

Thank you very much.



Sincerely,
Tony


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