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June 13, 2013

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 13, Num. 24

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: A mass exploitation campaign using a public script recently released on the Full-Disclosure list hit Plesk servers worldwide this week, with security researchers confirming that compromised systems have already been used in other attacks. While there is some dispute about which versions of Plesk are vulnerable, administrators are urged to ensure the patch for CVE-2012-1823 is applied to their underlying Apache servers, as it provides the mechanism by which the Plesk exploits are gaining code execution.

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Title: Mass Plesk exploit hits hole left by CVE-2012-1823
Description: Exploit code was dropped on the Full-Disclosure mailing list last Friday by known researcher Kingcope, who claimed that it was a 0-day attack against the popular Plesk server management system. Other members of the list verified that it is, instead, simply a new vector for targeting CVE-2012-1823, a major remote code execution bug in PHP. Mass attacks have been confirmed in the wild, with security researchers noting that compromised systems were being used in other attacks within a matter of days.
Snort SID: 22063
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Microsoft releases month's patches
Description: Microsoft this Tuesday released its standard monthly patches, covering 23 CVEs across 5 distinct bulletins. In addition to the local kernel vulnerability disclosed by Google researcher Tavis Ormandy in mid-May, the patches include a fix for a remotely exploitable issue in Microsoft Office (CVE-2013-1331) that Microsoft notes has been exploited in the wild. As always, system administrators should update their machines as soon as feasible.
Snort SID: 6700, 26843-26849, 26851-26853, 26867-26878, 26882-26890
ClamAV: HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3116, HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3119,
HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3118, HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3139,

Title: New Pwn2Own Java vulnerability hits Metasploit - CVE-2013-1488
Description: Another Java remote code execution vulnerability from this year's Pwn2Own contest has had its first public exploit released in Metasploit this week. Researcher James Forshaw, who had discussed the bug in some detail in an April blog entry, is responsible for the Metasploit module. While patches have been available since April, systems administrators are urged to verify the deployment of those patches, as exploits have presumably already begun in the wild.
Snort SID: 26898-26901
ClamAV: Java.Exploit.CVE_2013_1488


iOS 7 and Mavericks - new feature roundup from a security perspective:

Working with unmanaged callback functions in PowerShell:

Transformation-aware exploit generation using a HI-CFG:

Washington Free Beacon story on NSA serves Java malware:

The value of a hacked email account:

Detecting Ghostery:

Volume shadow copy NTDS.DIT domain hashes remotely:

GameOver Zeus in-depth analysis:


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-2013-1311
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer textNode Use-After-Free
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site that triggers access to a deleted object, aka "Internet Explorer Use After Free Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-1559
Title: Oracle WebCenter Content CheckOutAndOpen.dll ActiveX Remote Code
Vendor: Oracle
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle WebCenter Content component in Oracle Fusion Middleware and allows remote authenticated users to affect availability via unknown vectors related to Content Server.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

ID: CVE-2012-5946
Title: IBM SPSS SamplePower C1Tab ActiveX Heap Overflow
Vendor: IBM
Description: Buffer overflow in the c1sizer ActiveX control in C1sizer.ocx in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 before FP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long TabCaption string.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-2028
Title: Nginx HTTP Server 1.3.9-1.4.0 Chuncked Encoding Stack Buffer Overflow
Description: Remote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in version 1.4.0 of nginx, as included in various vendors' operating system distributions, could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted host.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-2423
Title: Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Oracle
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, and OpenJDK 7, allows remote attackers to affect integrity via unknown vectors related to HotSpot. NOTE: the previous information is from the April 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from the original researcher that this vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass permission checks by the MethodHandles method and modify arbitrary public final fields using reflection and type confusion, as demonstrated using integer and double fields to disable the security manager.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

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)


SHA 256: 94A1A26F61B015C2CED2FD50BDBA4070B6C9AEC7D2938FBF7EB9E99960D3B7A9
MD5: bfacf78644ca41fd6d4b23976e7574a1

Typical Filename: RemoveWAT.exe
Claimed Product: RemoveWAT.exe
Claimed Publisher: RemoveWAT.exe

SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
MD5: 3291e1603715c47a23b60a8bf2ca73db

Typical Filename: 01.tmp
Claimed Product: 01.tmp
Claimed Publisher: 01.tmp

SHA 256: 7BB7125EC5ECF99F975D7CB127009E615847D3FF05FA9F2F79F92CB480B28DC5
MD5: 2f0550df2d7e60752765b44aeb772091

Typical Filename: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe
Claimed Product: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe
Claimed Publisher: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe

SHA 256: A6B140EC734C258C5EBF19C0BC0B414B5655ADC00108A038B5BE6A8F83D0BD03
MD5: 8ac1e580cf274b3ca98124580e790706

Typical Filename: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab
Claimed Product: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab
Claimed Publisher: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab

SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508

Typical Filename: ygrqpx.exe
Claimed Product: ygrqpx.exe
Claimed Publisher: ygrqpx.exe


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