PHP.net compromised to serve malwareOctober 25, 2013 – 5:00 AM
On Thursday, Google’s Safe Browsing service began warning visitors to php.net that the website was discovered serving malware. Initially, most people and PHP maintainers thought that it was a false positive, but subsequent investigation confirmed that some of the project’s servers did get compromised.
Barracuda Networks researchers managed to get their hands on a packet capture file, and provided it to other researchers for analysis. Kaspersky Lab’s Fabio Assolini noted that the malicious iFrame pointed to the Magnitude Exploit Kit and dropped a variant of the Tepfer information-stealing Trojan with a low AV detection rate.
In a recent update on the situation, they confirmed that the server which hosted the php.net, static.php.net and git.php.net domain, and the server hosting bugs.php.net have been compromised, but that they still don’t know have it happened.