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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 12, Num. 51
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: An arbitrary memory write vulnerability in certain Samsung chipset drivers has been demonstrated in the wild, with easy-to-use source code available for exploit generation. Attacks are presumed to be commencing; Cyanogenmod has released a patch, but mainstream Samsung device users have not yet received one, despite claims that Samsung has a patch tested and available.============================================================
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM
Title: Samsung device driver arbitrary memory overwrite vulnerability
Description: A user by the name of alephzain posted details of a major memory access vulnerability in devices using certain Samsung chipsets and kernels, which allows Android applications being installed on a device the ability to overwrite arbitrary system memory as root via the /dev/exynos "System on a Chip" devices. The device is available in many popular Samsung hardware platforms, including the Galaxy SII and SIII. MEIZU MX, etc. Full details, including system libraries, sample exploit code, etc. were published along with the writeup, and exploits are presumed to be starting to circulate in the wild at this point. Multiple users on XDA-Developers have posted patches, and Cyanogenmod has already committed a fix for its users. Meanwhile, other users of the popular Android development forum have charged that Samsung has had a patch for this known "open source" issue for weeks and have not released a fix for it, despite other updates having been pushed to their customers in the interim, highlighting the serious issue of vendors' and carriers' reluctance to patch rapidly for mobile devices.
Title: FBI report says SCADA "Niagara" backdoor exploited in the US this year
Description: Using nothing more than the popular web device search service Shodan, attackers in the wild have been exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in the Niagara AX Framework, made by Richmond, VA-based firm Tridium. The web interface for the framework, by default, does not require a password, and provides full administrative access to systems controlling HVAC in offices around the world. The system was typically set up with floor plans, personnel and departmental names, etc., providing a wealth of useful data for spear phishers, social engineers, and the like. As of Wednesday, Dec. 19, no notice was posted on the vendor's site discussing a patch or any mitigations for this vulnerability. Potentially impacted users are urged to shut down unnecessary web services, and restrict access to any others to only authorized, known IP addresses.
Snort SID: 25057
Title: Anonymous Doxes the WBC
Description: Members of the Anonymous collective posted personal and professional contact details for members of the Westboro Baptist Church online on Pastebin Sunday morning, apparently in response to the WBC's announcement that it would be protesting the funerals of those taken in the recent tragedy in Newton, CT last week. Details of how the private information was found were not detailed by Anonymous, and little speculation has been put forward within the information security community. The move coincided with other political moves surrounding the group, such as a White House online petition that has gathered close to 200,000 signatures asking that the WBC be legally recognized as a hate group.
Snort SID: N/A
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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-2012-4959
Title: Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Description: Directory traversal vulnerability in NFRAgent.exe in Novell File Reporter 1.0.2 allows remote attackers to upload and execute files via a 130 /FSF/CMD request with a .. (dot dot) in a FILE element of an FSFUI record.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2010-2590
Title: SAP Crystal Reports Print ActiveX "PrintControl.dll" Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the CrystalReports12.CrystalPrintControl.1 ActiveX control in PrintControl.dll 220.127.116.113 in SAP Crystal Reports 2008 SP3 Fix Pack 3.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long ServerResourceVersion property value.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2012-5975
Title: SSH Tectia Authentication Bypass Remote
Vendor: SSH Communications
Description: A remote authentication bypass vulnerability was disclosed which affects the current Unix/Linux versions of Tectia SSH Server. The vulnerability exploits a bug in the SSH USERAUTH CHANGE REQUEST function.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
ID: : CVE-2012-6066
Title: FreeFTPD /FreeSSHD Remote Authentication Security Bypass Vulnerability
Description: freeSSHd.exe in freeSSHd through 1.2.6 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via a crafted session, as demonstrated by an OpenSSH client with modified versions of ssh.c and sshconnect2.c.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
ID: : CVE-2012-5611
Title: Oracle MySQL Server Command Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Description: Stack-based buffer overflow in MySQL 5.5.19, 5.1.53, and possibly other versions, and MariaDB 5.5.2.x before 5.5.28a, 5.3.x before 5.3.11, 5.2.x before 5.2.13 and 5.1.x before 5.1.66, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the GRANT FILE command.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
(Virustotal links that are not found mean that the file that Sourcefire is detecting has not yet been analyzed by Virustotal)
SHA 256: 806E83820EABE18D28FA4080F20189EE160F43AFB3E51B99CDA23CF4EF73F9C8
SHA 256: 1B8C2FC3E7324DE7D88A5A481F5FA9FC7A1CA6EA3EEEE6056ACFB749FCA4E046
SHA 256: 7413CF9F448EC6845EA5FF00B07C73D8E4869C85DEB7DE1224CA27D4AF6F0DD3
SHA 256: CA3BBC97310150AA85AEB15AB85F63A7D1B0CDB4BE2C3565A71FB5FB3EA1AB33
SHA 256: 883FC048EA0FDC044601EF84A93AB90FA1181E9D2E8E544FA6119D35D5B2A94F
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