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@RISK provides a reliable weekly summary of (1) newly discovered attack vectors, (2) vulnerabilities with active new exploits, (3) insightful explanations of how recent attacks worked, and other valuable data

A key purpose of the @RISK is to provide the data that will ensure that the 20 Critical Controls (the US and UK benchmark for effective protection of networked systems) continue to be the most effective defenses for all known attack vectors. But since it is also valuable for security practitioners, SANS is making it available to the 145,000 security practitioners who have completed SANS security training and others at their organizations who hope to stay current with the offensive methods in use.

September 3, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 35

Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked.

Archived issues may be found at http://www.sans.org/newsletters/risk/

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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-08-25 - 2015-09-01
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Adobe Releases Security Hotfix for XML External Entity Issue in ColdFusion

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Adobe Releases Security Hotfix for XML External Entity Issue in ColdFusion
Description: Adobe has release a security hotfix for an XML External Entity (XXE) Issue in ColdFusion. The hotfix resolves CVE-2015-3269, an "issue associated with the parsing of crafted XML external entities in BlazeDS that could lead to information disclosure." ColdFusion version 10 update 5 and earlier and version 11 update 16 and earlier are affected.
Reference:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb15-21.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ router contains multiple vulnerabilities
Description: Multiple vulnerabilities within Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ routers (model F9K1102 v2) have been disclosed in a CERT/CC advisory that was published on Aug 31. These vulnerabilities include the use of insufficiently random values in DNS request TXIDs, use of HTTP to check and transmit firmware update information, a cross-site request forgery vulnerability, and two authentication flaws. Router firmware versions 2.10.17 and earlier are affected.
Reference:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/201168
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Google, Mozilla, Microsoft to Sever RC4 Support in Early 2016
https://threatpost.com/google-mozilla-microsoft-to-sever-rc4-support-in-early-2016/114498

Hindering Exploitation by Analysing Process Launches
http://digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2015/08/31/hindering-exploitation-by-analysing-process-launches

Learning about VBE Obfuscation & AutoIt Banco Trojan
http://blog.malwaremustdie.org/2015/08/mmd-0039-2015-learning-about-vbe.html

Blackmail, Deletion Offers Hit Ashley Madison Users
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/blackmail-deletion-offers-hit-ashley-madison-users/?

KeyRaider Malware Targets Jailbroken iOS Devices to Steal Apple Accounts
http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2015/08/keyraider-ios-malware-steals-over-225000-apple-accounts-to-create-free-app-utopia/

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RECENT VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
COMPILED BY THE QUALYS VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM.

This is a list of recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available. System administrators can use this list to help in prioritization of their remediation activities. The Qualys Vulnerability Research Team compiles this information based on various exploit frameworks, exploit databases, exploit kits and monitoring of internet activity.

ID: CVE-2015-0816
Title: Mozilla Firefox "resource:// document" Design Error Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: Mozilla Firefox
Description: Mozilla Firefox before 37.0, Firefox ESR 31.x before 31.6, and Thunderbird before 31.6 do not properly restrict resource: URLs, which makes it easier for remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges by leveraging the ability to bypass the Same Origin Policy, as demonstrated by the resource: URL associated with PDF.js.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

ID: CVE-2015-0802
Title: Mozilla Firefox Privileged Window Design Error Security Bypass Vulnerability
Vendor: Mozilla Firefox
Description: Mozilla Firefox before 37.0 relies on docshell type information instead of page principal information for Window.webidl access control, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via certain content navigation that leverages the reachability of a privileged window with an unintended persistence of access to restricted internal methods.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

ID: CVE-2014-6332
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE Automation Array Memory Corruption Code Execution Vulnerability (MS14-064)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: OleAut32.dll in OLE in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, as demonstrated by an array-redimensioning attempt that triggers improper handling of a size value in the SafeArrayDimen function, aka "Windows OLE Automation Array Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-5122
Title: Adobe Flash Player Use-after-Free Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: A use-after-free vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player. The error occurs in the opaqueBackground property 7 setter of the flash.display.DisplayObject class.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-5119
Title: Adobe Flash ActionScript 3 ByteArray Use-After-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the ByteArray class in the ActionScript 3 (AS3) implementation in Adobe Flash Player 13.x through 13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted Flash content that overrides a ValueOf function, as exploited in the wild in July 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3090
Title: Adobe Flash Player ShaderJob Buffer Overflow
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.289 and 14.x through 17.x before 17.0.0.188 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.460 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 17.0.0.172, Adobe AIR SDK before 17.0.0.172, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 17.0.0.172 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3078, CVE-2015-3089, and CVE-2015-3093.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3113
Title: Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow (APSB15-14)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.x before 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in June 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-1701
Title: Microsoft Windows Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, and Server 2008 SP2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in April 2015, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-08-25 - 2015-09-01:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C
MD5: af846734eff01cb1131bfdef622bbdeb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: inf_pu_toolkit.swf
Claimed Product: Infinity Popup Toolkit
Detection Name: SWF.INF.PU.TOOLKIT.tht.VRT

SHA 256: 53D884CFA2435C0BE9580678FEB204D55DE0A641E83F8A850075ED9891002D78
MD5: ff720173fbb0322ee2b4ed3fc70da073
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/53D884CFA2435C0BE9580678FEB204D55DE0A641E83F8A850075ED9891002D78/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: invoice_7399172.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.53D884CFA2-99.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6
MD5: f86280b1bccf1069d66529f752b9d430
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Runner.exe
Claimed Product: Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.SearchProtect:GenMaliciousAIBH.18hg.1201

SHA 256: 1B42DF3094BE0760AF1C8EA06A57EA090F1A14152831B4B0ADC2198ACB09EA8C
MD5: 046c9e35c9c42b56f54eabacbf85ed43
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/1B42DF3094BE0760AF1C8EA06A57EA090F1A14152831B4B0ADC2198ACB09EA8C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: extensionupdate.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Agent:Gen.18jv.1201

SHA 256: B92FC40C7258C77B5C2DA2D02F03827A1205AECEDAFAFCCC38403020C0FB74A9
MD5: 52a021c27063f1953683530d766c9b5e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/B92FC40C7258C77B5C2DA2D02F03827A1205AECEDAFAFCCC38403020C0FB74A9/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: pop.swf
Claimed Product: Infinity Popup Toolkit
Detection Name: SWF.INF.POPUP.TOOLKIT.tht.Talos

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