Originally published November 14, 2016 @ 11:10 pm

Below is a quick script that will replace specified strings in binary files with random values. A word of caution: the script will preserve the file’s original ctime by briefly changing system time. Obviously, this requires root access and may cause issues with some applications. If this is not a feature you need, you can just comment out the time_set function on line 58.

Download and install the script:

d="/var/adm/bin"
n="patch_binary"
mkdir -p ${d}
cd ${d}
wget -O ${d}/${n}.zip http://www.krazyworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/${n}.zip
unzip ${d}/${n}.zip
chmod 755 ${d}/${n}.sh
ln -s ${d}/${n}.sh /usr/bin/patchbin

Example:

This will (hopefully) replace strings jdoe1 and 10.10.5.13 in the two binary log files

patchbin -k "jdoe1 10.10.5.13" -f "/var/log/wtmp /var/log/lastlog"

The script:
#!/bin/bash

while getopts ":k:f:" opt
do
	case ${opt} in
		k)
			set -f
			IFS=' '
			array_k=(${OPTARG})
			;;
		f)
			set -f
			IFS=' '
			array_f=(${OPTARG})
			;;
		*)
			exit 1
			;;
	esac
done

if [ "${#array_k[@]}" -eq 0 ] || [ "${#array_f[@]}" -eq 0 ]
then
	exit 1
fi

time_set() {
	curdate=$(date) && date -s "${ctime}" >/dev/null 2>&1 && touch "${i}" && date -s "${curdate}" >/dev/null 2>&1
}

r="${RANDOM}"
for i in "${array_f[@]}"
do
	echo "${i}"
	if [ -f "${i}" ]
	then
		ctime=$(stat -c %z "${i}")
		for u in "${array_k[@]}"
		do
			strings ${i} | grep "${u}" | sort -u -r | while read os
			do
				ns="$(sed "s/${u}/$(tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' </dev/urandom | fold -w $(echo ${#u}) | head -n 1)/g" <<<"${os}")"
				osh="$(echo -n ${os} | xxd -g 0 -u -ps -c 256 | tr -d '\n')00"
				nsh="$(echo -n ${ns} | xxd -g 0 -u -ps -c 256 | tr -d '\n')00"
				hexdump -ve '1/1 "%.2X"' "${i}" | sed -r "s/${osh}/${nsh}/g" | xxd -r -p > "${i}_${r}"
				/bin/mv -f "${i}_${r}" "${i}"
			done
		done
		time_set
	fi
done