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November 1, 2012

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 12, Num. 44

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



MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 10/25/2012 - 11/1/2012

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Yahoo released a formal policy statement this week rebuffing Microsoft's choice to enable Do Not Track by default in Internet Explorer 10. The move, which they said was due to standardization problems and a need to customize their users' experience on their web properties, is certain to have important ramifications for privacy on the Internet going forward.

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Title: Yahoo, Microsoft spar over default Do Not Track
Description: In an effort to boost privacy on the web, Microsoft has enabled Do Not Track features by default in Internet Explorer 10, the browser it recently released as part of Windows 8. Citing a need to customize the user experience and a lack of standardization, however, Yahoo - still one of the largest properties on the Web, despite recently declining market share - announced this week that it will not honor that setting. Privacy advocates are abuzz discussing the implications of the decision, which is certain to spark an impassioned discussion of the balance between privacy and user experience on the modern Internet.
Snort SID: N/A
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Samsung Kies device remote code execution
Description: The Samsung Kies - a new tablet device hailed as a unified digital media center - is prone to multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities, which can be exploited simply by executing portions of its native API; attacks are presumed to exist in the wild, as Samsung's own documentation shows how to run arbitrary files from untrusted sources on the Internet. This vulnerability serves as an excellent reminder of the difficulty of securing environments with BYOD policies, as many mobile devices barely even attempt security as an afterthought.
Snort SID: 24525 - 24528
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Avaya IP Office Call Center arbitrary command execution
Description: The Avaya IP Office Call Center's wallboard application allows unauthenticated attackers to upload arbitrary files, and then execute them with the permissions of the web server with a call to a single URL. Attacks are presumed to exist in the wild due to the trivial nature of exploitation.
Snort SID: 24520
ClamAV: N/A


Deep inside a DNS amplification DDoS attack:

Unpacking dymanically allocated code:

Ghost in the drone:

Introducing the USB stick of death:

Hacker steals over 75% of South Carolina's Social Security numbers:

Demystifying Dot NET Reverse-Engineering:

New Blackhole Exploit Kit 2 actor spreads Zbot and P2P sets:


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
Vendor: Oracle
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
Vendor: Microsoft
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
Vendor: Oracle
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-2012-3137
Title: Oracle Database Password Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Vendor: Oracle
Description: The authentication protocol in Oracle Database Server,,,,, and allows remote attackers to obtain the session key and salt for arbitrary users, which leaks information about the cryptographic hash and makes it easier to conduct brute force password guessing attacks, aka "stealth password cracking vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

ID: : CVE-2012-2019
Title: HP Operations Agent Opcode coda.exe 0x34 Buffer Overflow
Vendor: HP
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in HP Operations Agent before 11.03.12 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1325.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 10/25/2012 - 11/1/2012:

SHA 256: B7B28E855B8C6225C605330760FF4DC407EFC83F72F1A04E974A72189D0F1D96
MD5: 573b6cc513e1b7cd9e35b491eacc38f3
Typical Filename: winugbwf.exe
Claimed Product: winugbwf.exe
Claimed Publisher: winugbwf.exe

SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508
Typical Filename: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin
Claimed Product: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin
Claimed Publisher: smona_df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c.bin

SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
MD5: 3291e1603715c47a23b60a8bf2ca73db