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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

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January 14, 2016
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 16, Num. 2

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/at-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 2016-01-05 - 2016-01-12
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Releases 9 Advisories for January 2016 Patch Tuesday

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

Microsoft Releases 9 Advisories for January 2016 Patch Tuesday
Description: Microsoft has released 9 security advisories addressing 25 vulnerabilities for this month's Patch Tuesday. This month's release sees six bulletins rated critical and address flaws in Edge, Internet Explorer, JScript/VBScript, Office, Silverlight, and Windows. The remaining three bulletins are rated important fix flaws in Exchange and several parts of Windows.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jan
Snort SID: 37257-37284

Title: Trend Micro Patches Critical Flaw in Antivirus Software on Windows
Description: Researchers at Google's Project Zero have discovered and disclosed multiple critical bugs in Trend Micro's antivirus software for Windows. Upon installation, Trend Micro installs a component called "Password Manager" that is set to launch of startup. An adversary who crafts a specific URL and tricks a user into clicking on it could result in passwords stored in the Password Manager leaking out or arbitrary command execution on the local machine. Trend Micro has responded and produced a patch that addresses these vulnerabilities.
Reference:
https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=693
Snort SID: 37285-37292

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Older IE Versions Losing Security Support Today
https://threatpost.com/older-ie-versions-losing-security-support-on-tuesday/115828/

How nVidia breaks Chrome's Incognito mode
https://charliehorse55.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/how-nvidia-breaks-chrome-incognito/

Remote Exploitation of Microsoft Office DLL Hijacking (MS15-132) via Browsers
https://www.nccgroup.trust/uk/about-us/newsroom-and-events/blogs/2016/january/remote-exploitation-of-microsoft-office-dll-hijacking-ms15-132-via-browsers/

Raising the Dead - Resurrecting dead processes on Windows
http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2016/01/raising-dead.html

Let's Encrypt Now Being Abused By Malvertisers
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/lets-encrypt-now-being-abused-by-malvertisers/?

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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-2015-8651
Title: Adobe Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Integer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 18.0.0.324 and 19.x and 20.x before 20.0.0.267 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.559 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 20.0.0.233, Adobe AIR SDK before 20.0.0.233, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 20.0.0.233 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-7755
Title: Juniper ScreenOS Multiple Security Issues
Vendor: Juniper
Description: Juniper ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18, 6.3.0r12 before 6.3.0r12b, 6.3.0r13 before 6.3.0r13b, 6.3.0r14 before 6.3.0r14b, 6.3.0r15 before 6.3.0r15b, 6.3.0r16 before 6.3.0r16b, 6.3.0r17 before 6.3.0r17b, 6.3.0r18 before 6.3.0r18b, 6.3.0r19 before 6.3.0r19b, and 6.3.0r20 before 6.3.0r21 allows remote attackers to obtain administrative access by entering an unspecified password during a (1) SSH or (2) TELNET session.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-6132
Title: Microsoft Windows Library Loading Input Validation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT Gold and 8.1, and Windows 10 Gold and 1511 mishandle library loading, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "Windows Library Loading Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-4114
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE - Remote Code Execution "Sandworm" Exploit (MS14-060)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft 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 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted OLE object in an Office document, as exploited in the wild with a "Sandworm" attack in June through October 2014, aka "Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-7645
Title: Adobe Flash Player Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB15-27)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player 18.x through 18.0.0.252 and 19.x through 19.0.0.207 on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 11.2.202.535 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SWF file, as exploited in the wild in October 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-2509
Title: Microsoft Windows Media Center MCL Vulnerability (MS15-100)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Windows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link (mcl) file, aka "Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-12-22 - 2015-12-29:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: F0200428A8E7B6B51FF92C6D71D85B99AD8B80F0382C3A9C9C2F4DC73F3E5240
MD5: 188ff507561f9882729b117cb411af8e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/F0200428A8E7B6B51FF92C6D71D85B99AD8B80F0382C3A9C9C2F4DC73F3E5240/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: ApplicationManager
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: OSX.Variant:SpigotD.19cg.1201

SHA 256:AC59FB59BBD17C0DBED4A9B2AD12865E8A6C2E77EC88A6F426F8BE676C650CBC
MD5: 5e19f560eaac49ec518f8a8f1e644275
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/AC59FB59BBD17C0DBED4A9B2AD12865E8A6C2E77EC88A6F426F8BE676C650CBC/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: UpdatePlatform.exe
Claimed Product: Update Platform Application
Detection Name: W32.AC59FB59BB-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: D6900C50FD8BAF6AD61590CAEA1055A3B60EF206219CBADBC1661953F92B0DD4
MD5: 136c7fac93482302805a5d6fa2896adb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/D6900C50FD8BAF6AD61590CAEA1055A3B60EF206219CBADBC1661953F92B0DD4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: KLtnHHeP.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Trojan:Spy.17ey.1201

SHA 256: D3D0F9AA0AD08ECE9B8C2781E62065DC4310657F1A5286DAF5BC54FEC435DA4A
MD5: bf1a1e64af467c49c43b5ba6731e358b
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/D3D0F9AA0AD08ECE9B8C2781E62065DC4310657F1A5286DAF5BC54FEC435DA4A/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: APNInstaller.exe
Claimed Product: Offercast - APN Install Manager
Detection Name: W32.D3D0F9AA0A-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: C0C2E9CF3F696A64B16271D7E7CFCE4A7B8AEF3F7B412F228E93B9136F79E63B
MD5: eb0b3c1577773cb81ebc0a2507fccfdc
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/C0C2E9CF3F696A64B16271D7E7CFCE4A7B8AEF3F7B412F228E93B9136F79E63B/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: b7barsvc.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Detection Name: W32.Adware:MindsparkA.18n3.1201

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