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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 12, Num. 42
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:
The bank DDoS attacks being generated by the ?itsoknoproblembro? script have continued apace over the last week, with rumors that defense contractors and others outside the banking industry are to be targeted soon.
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM
Title: miniFlame cyberespionage malware
Description: A new piece of malware likely used for cyberespionage has been discovered during an analysis of the Flame command and control servers. It is called ?miniFlame? due the fact that it exhibits strong similarities to Flame, another piece of spying malware discovered earlier in 2012. Flame, along with another piece of malware called Gauss, have already infected over 10,000 computers worldwide. While minFlame was found on machines that were already infected with Flame and Gauss, it has been detected on only a dozen computers, primarily in the Middle East. This leads us to believe that miniFlame is part of a targeted attack rather than a broad campaign.
Snort SID: 23019 through 23038, 23824
ClamAV: Worm.Flame.* , W32.Trojan.Gauss.*, WIN.Trojan.MiniFlame.*
Title: ?itsoknoproblembro? and Recent DDoS Attacks
Description: The bank DDoS attacks being generated by the ?itsoknoproblembro? script have continued apace over the last week, with rumors that defense contractors and others outside the banking industry are to be targeted soon. As the attacks have worn on, additional details have come to light about the mechanisms being used, which are allowing potential targets to better protect themselves. Specifically, the script in question has been observed in the wild on compromised web servers with high-bandwidth links, and some of the patterns being used in the DDoS attacks have come to light as well.
Snort SID: 24388 - 24396
Title: Multiple Remote Attacks in Steam Browser URIs
Description: A report was released on Monday by a pair of respected researchers detailing multiple vulnerabilities in the Steam game URI handler, including potential remote code execution, the ability to write files to the victim host directly, etc. The researchers strongly suggest disabling this URI handler until a patch has been issued by Steam. While attacks have yet to be directly observed in the wild, the trivial nature of certain types of exploitation all but ensures that it will be abused soon. Network administrators should consider Snort SID 24397, which simply blocks all Steam URIs on a given network.
Snort SID: 24397
mDNS - Telling the world about you (and your device):
iOS 6 kernel security: a hacker's guide:
Spear phishing in action:
By fixing a security vulnerability, Facebook created a new one:
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-2012-0507
Title: Oracle Java SE Remote Java Runtime Environment Code Execution Vulnerability
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 2 and earlier, 6 Update 30 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 33 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Concurrency.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2012-4969
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8/9 contain a use-after-free vulnerability
Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, and 9 are susceptible to a use-after-free vulnerability that may result in remote code execution.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.7 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P)
ID: : CVE-2012-4681
Title: Java 7 Applet Remote Code Execution
Description: Oracle Java 7 Update 6, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted applet, as exploited in the wild in August 2012 using Gondzz.class and Gondvv.class.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
ID: : CVE-2012-1535
Title: Adobe Flash Player 11.3 Font Parsing Code Execution
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before 11.3.300.271 on Windows and Mac OS X and before 220.127.116.11 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted SWF content, as exploited in the wild in August 2012 with SWF content in a Word document.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2012-2516
Title: GE INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS PROFICY HTML HELP VULNERABILITIES
Description: An ActiveX control in KeyHelp.ocx in KeyWorks KeyHelp Module (aka the HTML Help component), as used in GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy Historian 3.1, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5; Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX 5.0 and 5.1; Proficy Pulse 1.0; Proficy Batch Execution 5.6; SI7 I/O Driver 7.20 through 7.42; and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via crafted input, related to a "command injection vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
SHA 256: 0585CDC0293EA6B8C86482608C08C583BF32E12CFA59D143F4A0411D2894C0F3
Typical Filename: activator.exe.xxx
Claimed Product: activator.exe.xxx
Claimed Publisher: activator.exe.xxx
SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
SHA 256: 9A09BCC1402050E371E13056B606BBDE8DF15CD87732B28C8BDDB863B1C65302
Typical Filename: winhsebb.exe
Claimed Product: winhsebb.exe
Claimed Publisher: winhsebb.exe
SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
Typical Filename: 123
Claimed Product: 123
Claimed Publisher: 123
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