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April 18, 2013

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 13, Num. 15

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 3/28/2013 - 4/4/2013

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: This month's Microsoft Tuesday was an average-sized release, with 14 CVEs spread across 9 distinct patches. The major issue is a vulnerability related to Silverlight content that Microsoft acknowledged has already been exploited in the wild; administrators are urged to patch at least MS13-035 immediately to mitigate against those attacks.

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Title: Microsoft Tuesday fixes IE issue being exploited in the wild
Description: Microsoft this month released patches for 14 CVEs across 9 bulletins, including a fix for an issue around Silverlight content that allows attackers access to privileged system information that, according to Microsoft, has been exploited in the wild in targeted attacks already. Along with a remote code execution bug in RDP that is likely to be exploited in the wild in the near future, there are enough severe issues in this month's release to keep system administrators Reference:
Snort SID: 26354, 26355 - 26365
ClamAV: HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_1289.d

Title: Asterisk patches CVE-2013-2686
Description: Following an improperly executed patch for CVE-2012-5976, the Asterisk group recently released a new fix for the underlying issue there, this one marked as CVE-2013-2686. The bug, related to large Content-Length values in HTTP POST requests, can be trivially exploited to create a denial-of-service condition; administrators should assume that exploits are available in the wild, and consider immediate patching.
Snort SID: 25276
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Researchers in Luxembourg provides further details on APT1 group
Description: A group dubbed published this week an in-depth follow-up report to Mandiant's popular APT1 report, with additional details on how the group operates and what defenders can do to detect and mitigate its intrusions.
Snort SID: 25836 - 25848
ClamAV: Trojan.Downbot-1 Trojan.Downbot-2 Trojan.Downbot-5
Trojan.Downloader-133181 Trojan.Downloader-134278
Trojan.Downloader-16819 Trojan.Downloader-74679
Trojan.Downloader-81796 Trojan.Downloader-83571 Trojan.Gloox
Trojan.Lithium.Capture Trojan.Onlinegames-2021 Trojan.Scar-992
Trojan.Small-10047 W32.Trojan.Downloader-579 Win.Trojan.Agent-108327
Win.Trojan.Agent-137590 Win.Trojan.Agent-138969
Win.Trojan.Agent-140739 Win.Trojan.Agent-142593
Win.Trojan.Agent-143322 Win.Trojan.Agent-149295
Win.Trojan.Agent-149699 Win.Trojan.Agent-154735
Win.Trojan.Agent-168098 Win.Trojan.Agent-23705 Win.Trojan.Agent-27353
Win.Trojan.Agent-35654 Win.Trojan.Agent-63410 Win.Trojan.Agent-65195
Win.Trojan.Agent-82578 Win.Trojan.Agent-8646 Win.Trojan.Agent-8648
Win.Trojan.Agent-8790 Win.Trojan.Agent-96394 Win.Trojan.Agent-96509
Win.Trojan.Cossta-4 Win.Trojan.Downloader-1837 Win.Trojan.Small-913


NECCDC Red Team: Quick DNS Command & Control Trojan:

Data breaches rocketed 40% in 2012:

Implicit type conversion in MySQL: A novel way to bypass WAFs:

Compromising embedded Linux routers with Metasploit:

Unlocking the Motorola bootloader:

A peek inside the 'Zerokit/0kit/ring0 bundle' bootkit:

Bitcoin Instant Wallet service hacked, suspended indefinitely:

Cutwail spam botnet targeting Android users:


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-2013-1080
Title: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Remote Execution
Vendor: Novell
Description: The web server in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) 10.3 and 11.2 does not properly perform authentication for zenworks/jsp/index.jsp, which allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks, and consequently upload and execute arbitrary programs, via a request to TCP port 443.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-1892
Title: MongoDB nativeHelper.apply Remote Code Execution
Description: Remote exploitation of an input validation error vulnerability in versions 2.2.3 of mongoDB, as included in various vendors' operating system distributions, could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted host. An input validation error vulnerability exists in monogoDB. Specifically, the vulnerable server-side process fails to sanitize user input passed through the "nativeHelper.apply()" function.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-5879
Title: McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Insecure Method
Vendor: McAfee
Description: An ActiveX control in McHealthCheck.dll in McAfee Virtual Technician (MVT) and ePO-MVT and earlier allows remote attackers to modify or create arbitrary files via a full pathname argument to the Save method.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.2 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:P)

ID: CVE-2013-1288
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer CTreeNode Use After Free Vulnerability (MS13-021)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, aka "CTreeNode Use After Free Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-1493
Title: Oracle Java SE JVM 2D Subcomponent Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability (Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-1493)
Vendor: Oracle
Description: The color management (CMM) functionality in the 2D component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 15 and earlier, 6 Update 41 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 40 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (crash) via an image with crafted raster parameters, which triggers (1) an out-of-bounds read or (2) memory corruption in the JVM, as exploited in the wild in February 2013.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 3/28/2013 - 4/4/2013:

SHA 256: 6e5f2a84b722584bc0033c66ba016e3a0198ce55c1f3c939584ab37cfd03e243
MD5: 3089b9bf0efaf0290197cfe374e80106
Typical Filename: -
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: b7b28e855b8c6225c605330760ff4dc407efc83f72f1a04e974a72189d0f1d96
MD5: 573b6cc513e1b7cd9e35b491eacc38f3
Typical Filename: -
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: 9267aad92dea47a6a8b2f734037239ab3376e47f969f8b97b64192a820b2a86f
MD5: 3ff52cee72b936c56b4fbb9f970ece74
Typical Filename: -
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508
Typical Filename: -
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: 358289754d01e20d564e39d79124afa9bed4d35b3bc22f4e09210ec75e6461b2
MD5: b94b0c0efb6f33bddd2f16907a3a9cd1
Typical Filename: -
Claimed Product: -
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