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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 13, Num. 25
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: Denial of service in Wordpress 3.5.1
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM
Title: JavaDoc frame injection vulnerability
Description: Javadoc is a tool that generates frames for online documentation webapps such as http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/. However there is a vulnerability in how javadoc interprets user supplied frames and by using the a variation, the frame will use the user supplied frame. This can be put into a webpage and the user will click it, thinking he is going to the docs.oracle site, but the frame will incorporate the malicious redirection. Oracle has just released its security update for June 2013 - a release that comprises of 40 security updates, with 37 of them addressing vulnerabilities that lead to malware execution. Among the updates is one that fixes the vulnerability found in Javadoc.
Snort SID: TBD
Title: Denial of service in Wordpress 3.5.1
Description: Version 3.5.1 (latest) of popular blogging engine WordPress suffers from remote denial of service vulnerability. The bug exists in encryption module (class-phpass.php). The exploitation of this vulnerability is possible only when at least one post is protected by a password.
Snort SID: 26981 ClamAV: N/A
Title: APSB13-15 Adobe Reader X XML Forms BMP handling
Description: Adobe Reader X is vulnerable to specially crafted compressed BMP images. When they are decompressed, an integer overflow allows an attacker to possibly gain arbitrary code execution.
ClamAV:PDF.Exploit.CVE_2013_2729, PDF.Exploit.CVE_2013_2729-1, PDF.Exploit.CVE_2013_2729-2
AntiTaintDroid (a.k.a. ScrubDroid) source code released
Statically Recompiling NES Games into Native Executables with LLVM and Go
pa_kt's half of the ASLR/timing attacks speech at SummerCon 2013
Dion Blazakis' half of the ASLR/timing attacks speech at SummerCon 2013
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.
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer COALineDashStyleArray Integer Overflow (MS13-009)
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site that triggers access to a deleted object, as demonstrated by VUPEN during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2013, aka "Internet Explorer Use After Free Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-1308 and CVE-2013-1309.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Title: Java Web Start Double Quote Injection Remote Code Execution
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 7 and earlier, and 6 Update 35 and earlier, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Deployment.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer textNode Use-After-Free
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)
Title: Oracle WebCenter Content CheckOutAndOpen.dll ActiveX Remote Code Execution
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle WebCenter Content component in Oracle Fusion Middleware 10.1.3.5.1 and 188.8.131.52.0 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)
Title: Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution
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)
Title: Oracle Java SE JVM 2D Subcomponent Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability (Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-1493)
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
Typical Filename: RemoveWAT.exe
Claimed Product: RemoveWAT.exe
Claimed Publisher: RemoveWAT.exe
SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
Typical Filename: 01.tmp
Claimed Product: 01.tmp
Claimed Publisher: 01.tmp
SHA 256: 7BB7125EC5ECF99F975D7CB127009E615847D3FF05FA9F2F79F92CB480B28DC5
Typical Filename: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe
Claimed Product: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe
Claimed Publisher: pricepeep_130001_0101.exe
SHA 256: A6B140EC734C258C5EBF19C0BC0B414B5655ADC00108A038B5BE6A8F83D0BD03
Typical Filename: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab
Claimed Product: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab
Claimed Publisher: Virus.Win32.Sality.ab
SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
Typical Filename: ygrqpx.exe
Claimed Product: ygrqpx.exe
Claimed Publisher: ygrqpx.exe
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