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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 12, Num. 31
Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked.=============================================================
TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Ubisoft, makers of popular video games for PCs, included a method to run arbitrary code inside of its Uplay DRM tool. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy this weekend discovered a way to exploit this via a web page with no authentication necessary. Exploits are presumed to exist in the wild.******************** Sponsored By SANS ********************
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM
Title: Ubisoft Uplay DRM Backdoor
Description: Ubisoft S.A., makers of popular games such as Assassin's Creed, uses a DRM system called Uplay to combat piracy. Widely respected Google security engineer Tavis Ormandy discovered this weekend that the Uplay system is vulnerable to remote command execution via standard API calls that can be accessed through a web page, with no authentication required. While Ubisoft has issued an official patch, exploitation is trivial, and is likely to occur in the wild before users update their systems.
Snort SID: 23624
Title: Obfuscated Iframe Tags Being Used In Malvertising Campaigns
Description: The Sourcefire VRT has recently observed a pair of large campaigns in the wild, where malicious files are planted via advertising campaigns and/or SQL injections and then redirect users to Blackhole and other exploit kits. The first campaign's hallmark is an HTML iframe tag with positioning and sizing designed specifically to make it invisible to any browser on the planet; the second can be identified by the fact that the iframe tag is placed on the page before the doctype tag, which is illegal per WC3 specifications.
Snort SIDs: 23618, 23620
Title: RunForestRun Kit Infecting Plesk Panel Services, Improves Obfuscation Routines
Description: A malicious piece of software known as "RunForestRun" due to the structure of the URL used to contact command and control servers post-compromise, has been targeting the Plesk Panel control suite - a popular management interface for web hosting providers - since June. The kit was originally easily detectable due to static comment strings and other obvious indicators, but an update was released last week that uses a well-known and legitimate encoder routine to hide all malicious code. Based upon a study of samples in the field, the Sourcefire VRT has found a way to differentiate encoded RunForestRun files from legitimate encoded files, and will provide updated detection if the kit changes further.
Snort SID: 23473, 23621
Title: Olympics-Themed Phish Observed in the Wild
Description: As with any high-profile event, phishers are using the 2012 London Olympics to lure unsuspecting users into drop malware onto users throughout the world. The Sourcefire VRT has observed multiple campaigns, including one which uses an attached file that exploits CVE-2010-3333 (a stack overflow in Microsoft Office via RTF files), and another which uses the currently popular technique of compromised WordPress sites that lead to Blackhole exploit kits. While this specific campaign has a limited lifetime, users should be constantly on guard for any email related to recent news events.
Snort SIDs: 21041, 21964, 22095, 22101, 22102, 23171
Android takeover with the swipe of a smartphone:
ELF metadata abuse to run arbitrary code before memory protections are loaded:
Email-based malware attacks, July 2012:
How malware employs anti-debugging, anti-disassembly, and anti-virtualization technologies:
Easy local Windows kernel exploitation:
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.
Title: Scrutinizer Default Password Security Bypass Vulnerability
Description: The MySQL component in Plixer Scrutinizer (aka Dell SonicWALL Scrutinizer) 22.214.171.12499 and earlier has a default password of admin for the (1) scrutinizer and (2) scrutremote accounts, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via a TCP session.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Title: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Remote Code Execution
Description: Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in the Document Conversions Launcher Service in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2, when the Document Conversions Load Balancer Service is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SOAP request to TCP port 8082, aka "Malformed Request Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
ID: : CVE-2012-2974
Title: SMC SMC8024L2 Switch Web Interface Authentication Bypass
Vendor: SMC Networks
Description: The web interface on the SMC SMC8024L2 switch allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and obtain administrative access via a direct request to a .html file under (1) status/, (2) system/, (3) ports/, (4) trunks/, (5) vlans/, (6) qos/, (7) rstp/, (8) dot1x/, (9) security/, (10) igmps/, or (11) snmp/.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2012-2957
Title: Symantec Web Gateway 126.96.36.199 LFI Remote ROOT RCE Exploit
Description: The management console in Symantec Web Gateway 5.0.x before 188.8.131.52 allows local users to gain privileges by modifying files, related to a "file inclusion" issue.
CVSS v2 Base Score:4.6 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Title: Oracle Java SE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability / Blackhole Exploit Kit
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 update 4 and earlier, 6 update 32 and earlier, 5 update 35 and earlier, and 1.4.2_37 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Hotspot.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 7/25/2012 - 7/31/2012:
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SHA 256: CB85D393C4E0DB5A1514C21F9C51BA4C12D82B7FABD9724616758AE528A5B16B
Typical Filename: C8A787C22000AE378610003396E67500D587FA4E.exe
Claimed Product: My Web Search Bar for Internet Explorer and FireFox
Claimed Publisher: MyWebSearch.com
SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
Typical Filename: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin
Claimed Product: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin
Claimed Publisher: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin
SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
Typical Filename: avz00001.dta
Claimed Product: avz00001.dta
Claimed Publisher: avz00001.dta
SHA 256: E0B193D47609C9622AA018E81DA69C24B921F2BA682F3E18646A0D09EC63AC2B
Typical Filename: bf31a8d79f704f488e3dbcb6eea3b3e3
Claimed Product: bf31a8d79f704f488e3dbcb6eea3b3e3
Claimed Publisher: bf31a8d79f704f488e3dbcb6eea3b3e3
SHA 256: 0585CDC0293EA6B8C86482608C08C583BF32E12CFA59D143F4A0411D2894C0F3
Typical Filename: Keygen.exe
Claimed Product: Keygen.exe
Claimed Publisher: Keygen.exe
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