Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » .htaccess corrupted by auto-ban system (HackRepair related?)

  • Hi,

    This morning I found out that my .htaccess had been corrupted, following a lot of bot scripts attempting to login to unexisting admin account.

    I use HackRepair black list, and have an auto-ban in place for IP addresses that fail at login too many times.

    BEFORE corruption, my .htaccess contains:

    # BEGIN Better WP Security
    # Begin HackRepair.com Blacklist
    RewriteEngine on
    # Abuse Agent Blocking
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BlackWidow [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bolt\ 0 [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bot\ mailto:craftbot\@yahoo\.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} CazoodleBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ChinaClaw [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Custo [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Default\ Browser\ 0 [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^DIIbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^DISCo [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} discobot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Download\ Demon [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^eCatch [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ecxi [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EirGrabber [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailCollector [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailSiphon [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailWolf [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Express\ WebPictures [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ExtractorPro [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EyeNetIE [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^FlashGet [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetRight [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetWeb! [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go!Zilla [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go-Ahead-Got-It [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GrabNet [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Grafula [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} GT::WWW [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} heritrix [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HMView [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} HTTP::Lite [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} HTTrack [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ia_archiver [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} IDBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} id-search [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} id-search\.org [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Stripper [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Sucker [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Indy\ Library [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^InterGET [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Internet\ Ninja [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^InternetSeer\.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} IRLbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ISC\ Systems\ iRc\ Search\ 2\.1 [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Java [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JetCar [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JOC\ Web\ Spider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^larbin [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LeechFTP [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} libwww [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} libwww-perl [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Link [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} LinksManager.com_bot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} linkwalker [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} lwp-trivial [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mass\ Downloader [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Maxthon$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} MFC_Tear_Sample [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^microsoft\.url [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Microsoft\ URL\ Control [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^MIDown\ tool [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mister\ PiX [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Missigua\ Locator [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla\.*Indy [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla\.*NEWT [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^MSFrontPage [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Navroad [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NearSite [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetAnts [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetSpider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Net\ Vampire [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetZIP [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Nutch [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Octopus [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Explorer [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Navigator [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^PageGrabber [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} panscient.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Papa\ Foto [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pavuk [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} PECL::HTTP [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^PeoplePal [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pcBrowser [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} PHPCrawl [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} PleaseCrawl [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^psbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^RealDownload [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ReGet [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Rippers\ 0 [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} SBIder [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SeaMonkey$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^sitecheck\.internetseer\.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SiteSnagger [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SmartDownload [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Snoopy [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Steeler [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperHTTP [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Surfbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^tAkeOut [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Teleport\ Pro [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Toata\ dragostea\ mea\ pentru\ diavola [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} URI::Fetch [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} urllib [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} User-Agent [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^VoidEYE [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Image\ Collector [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Sucker [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Web\ Sucker [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} webalta [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebAuto [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^[Ww]eb[Bb]andit [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} WebCollage [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebCopier [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebFetch [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebGo\ IS [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebLeacher [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebReaper [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebSauger [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ eXtractor [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ Quester [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebStripper [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebWhacker [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebZIP [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Wells\ Search\ II [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} WEP\ Search [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Wget [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Widow [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WWW-Mechanize [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WWWOFFLE [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Xaldon\ WebSpider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} zermelo [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^(.*)Zeus\.*Webster [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ZyBorg [NC]
    RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]
    # Abuse bot blocking rule end
    # End HackRepair.com Blacklist
    # END Better WP Security
    
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    AFTER corruption, the end of the same file has become:

    ...
    SetEnvIF REMOTE_ADDR "^95\.139\.182\.144$" DenyAccess
    SetEnvIF X-FORWARDED-FOR "^95\.139\.182\.144$" DenyAccess
    SetEnvIF X-CLUSTER-CLIENT-IP "^95\.139\.182\.144$" DenyAccess
    SetEnvIF REMOTE_ADDR "^94\.178\.241\.160$" DenyAccess
    SetEnvIF X-FORWARDED-FOR "^94\.178\.241\.160$" DenyAccess
    SetEnvIF X-CLUSTER-CLIENT-IP "^94\.178\.241\.160$" DenyAccess
    # END Better WP Security
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bot\ mailto:craftbot\@yahoo\.com [NC,OR]/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    You will notice that after the IP bans, the part with

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    has disappeared and replaced with the line:
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bot\ mailto:craftbot\@yahoo\.com [NC,OR]/

    It seems this line belongs to the HackRepair blacklist, as I find it also in the top of the file:

    # BEGIN Better WP Security
    # Begin HackRepair.com Blacklist
    RewriteEngine on
    # Abuse Agent Blocking
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BlackWidow [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bolt\ 0 [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bot\ mailto:craftbot\@yahoo\.com [NC,OR]
    ...

    there might be a problem when rewriting .htaccess, the IP bans and the HackRepair list.

    Eric

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

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  • Hi,

    This is to let you know that .htaccess corruptions still occur without using the HackRepair black list. I got duplicated entries in the htaccess file with only the IP ban enabled.
    I suppose the .htaccess parser/rewriter is buggy and leads to these issues (and it is really problematic, since websites become unavailable).

    Any chance to fix this? Thank you.

    I also want to chime in on this issue. I would love to see some improvements made with the User Agent ban feature. I don’t want to hi-jack this thread with specifics, but I am sure many other users would appreciate improvements in this area. I would be willing to pay for it, in fact.

    Please try http://directory.codepoet.com/ or http://jobs.wordpress.net/

    This topic has now been closed as per the Forum Rules

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