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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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June 28, 2012
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 12, Num. 26

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

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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
USEFUL EXPLANATIONS OF HOW NEW ATTACKS WORK
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 6/19/2012 - 6/26/2012

Top Vulnerability this week: CVE-2012-0469 in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey: patched as of April 2012, however recent information has been released on how to take advantage the vulnerability and bypass DEP/ASLR. It is likely that we will see several attacks in the wild in the near future."

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: CVE-2012-0469 Use-after-free vulnerability in the "IDBKeyRange" interface affecting Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
Description: This vulnerability was patched in April 2012, however, newly released information by security firm VUPEN highlights how the vulnerability can be leveraged in order to bypass DEP and ASLR. We believe it will only be matter of time before unpatched versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are targeted.
Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-22.html
http://www.vupen.com/blog/20120625.Advanced_Exploitation_of_Mozilla_Firefox_UaF_CVE-2012-0469.php
Snort SID: 23212
ClamAV: N/A

Title: CVE-2010-0188 Adobe Reader malformed TIFF remote code execution
Description: Several malicious PDF documents found in the wild are leveraging this vulnerability in order to drop malware on Windows and Macintosh systems. These PDFs are being used by the Blackhole exploit kit in "drive by" exploits. You may have seen examples of this in your environment's email in the form of USAirways reservations, Amazon.com orders, and other false emails. The vulnerability is a boundary check error in the 'Libtiff' library when parsing specially crafted PDF documents. Successful exploitation would cause a stack-based buffer overflow that may lead to arbitrary code execution in the security context of the logged in user, or terminate the application abnormally.
Reference: www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-07.html
Snort SID: 23089
ClamAV: Exploit.PDF-13527, Exploit.PDF.Dropped-17

Title: Worm targeting AutoCAD
Description: A worm specially crafted to steal AutoCAD files has been found in the wild. While the origin of this worm is unknown, AutoCAD files are then sent to email accounts provided by 163.com and qq.com, both Chinese companies. The malware is written in AutoLISP, a scripting language for AutoCAD.
Reference: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/6677/cyber-crime/a-virus-specialized-for-autocad-a-perfect-cyber-espionage-tool.html
Snort SID: (In testing)
ClamAV: Worm.ACAD, Worm.ACAD-1

Title: CVE-2010-2729 and Stuxnet
Description: June 24, 2012 is when Stuxnet's replication mechanism leveraging CVE-2010-2729 is programmed to be deactivated. This means that that Stuxnet will no longer spread to USB keys using that vulnerability. This is a welcome relief in the fight against the spread of the worm, even two years after the initial outbreak. Users need to be aware that Stuxnet has not always taken advantage of the Windows Print Spooler Service vulnerability. Prior to March 2010, Stuxnet used a trick in Autorun in order to spread and this technique may still be used.
Reference:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS10-061
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-lnk-file-vulnerability
https://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193609/The_Day_The_Stuxnet_Died
Snort SID: 17044, 20523, 20524
ClamAV: Worm.Stuxnet -> Worm.Stuxnet-9

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USEFUL EXPLANATIONS OF HOW NEW ATTACKS WORK

Advanced Exploitation of Mozilla Use-after-free vulnerability
http://www.vupen.com/blog/20120625.Advanced_Exploitation_of_Mozilla_Firefox_UaF_CVE-2012-0469.php

Why do Nigerian Scammers Say They are from Nigeria?
http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/167719/WhyFromNigeria.pdf

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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-2012-1493
Title: F5 BIG-IP SSH Private Key Exposure
Vendor: F5 Networks Inc
Description: Remote exploitation of a configuration error vulnerability in multiple F5 Networks Inc. products could allow an attacker to gain escalated "root" privileges.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2011-2110
Title: Adobe Flash Player AVM Verification Logic Array Indexing Code Execution
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 10.3.181.26 on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris, and 10.3.185.23 and earlier on Android, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in June 2011.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-0779
Title: Adobe Flash Player Object Type Confusion
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 10.3.183.19 and 11.x before 11.2.202.235 on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; before 11.1.111.9 on Android 2.x and 3.x; and before 11.1.115.8 on Android 4.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file, related to an "object confusion vulnerability," as exploited in the wild in May 2012.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-2171
Title: IBM System Storage Manager Profiler SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Vendor: IBM
Description: SQL injection vulnerability in ModuleServlet.do in the Storage Manager Profiler in IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager before 10.83.xx.18 on DS Series devices allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the selectedModuleOnly parameter in a state_viewmodulelog action to the ModuleServlet URI.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2012-2329
Title: PHP apache_request_headers Function Buffer Overflow
Vendor: The PHP Group
Description: Buffer overflow in the apache_request_headers function in sapi/cgi/cgi_main.c in PHP 5.4.x before 5.4.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long string in the header of an HTTP request.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

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MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 6/19/2012 - 6/26/2012:
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 1481ACE90584C46406259C653D2BD3457A2E5F44781E907731C9A618F96C7442
MD5: bb74024a1d4e4808562c090980151653
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/1481ACE90584C46406259C653D2BD3457A2E5F44781E907731C9A618F96C7442/analysis/
Malwr:
http://malwr.com/analysis/bb74024a1d4e4808562c090980151653

Typical Filename: mwssvc.exe
Claimed Product: My Web Search Bar
Claimed Publisher: MyWebSearch.com

SHA 256: CB85D393C4E0DB5A1514C21F9C51BA4C12D82B7FABD9724616758AE528A5B16B
MD5: 7961a56c11ba303f20f6a59a506693ff
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/CB85D393C4E0DB5A1514C21F9C51BA4C12D82B7FABD9724616758AE528A5B16B/analysis/
Malwr: http://malwr.com/analysis/7961a56c11ba303f20f6a59a506693ff

Typical Filename: m3SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: My Web Search Bar
Claimed Publisher: MyWebSearch.com

SHA 256: A6B140EC734C258C5EBF19C0BC0B414B5655ADC00108A038B5BE6A8F83D0BD03
MD5: 8ac1e580cf274b3ca98124580e790706
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/A6B140EC734C258C5EBF19C0BC0B414B5655ADC00108A038B5BE6A8F83D0BD03/analysis/
Malwr: http://malwr.com/analysis/8ac1e580cf274b3ca98124580e790706

Typical Filename: lpkjnn.sys
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: E2C3896C24FD45DD8092AF10DE84B1A4FAF4FC37A1E9772C56148FE982B44181
MD5: cce8aeb6b86e89280e703608eb252e62
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/E2C3896C24FD45DD8092AF10DE84B1A4FAF4FC37A1E9772C56148FE982B44181/analysis/
Malwr: http://malwr.com/analysis/cce8aeb6b86e89280e703608eb252e62

Typical Filename: M3SKPLAY.EXE
Claimed Product: My Web Search Skin Tools
Claimed Publisher: MyWebSearch.com

SHA 256: E0B193D47609C9622AA018E81DA69C24B921F2BA682F3E18646A0D09EC63AC2B
MD5: bf31a8d79f704f488e3dbcb6eea3b3e3
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/E0B193D47609C9622AA018E81DA69C24B921F2BA682F3E18646A0D09EC63AC2B/analysis/
Malwr: http://malwr.com/analysis/bf31a8d79f704f488e3dbcb6eea3b3e3

Typical Filename: pspprn.sys
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

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