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September 26, 2013

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 13, Num. 39

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



MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 9/17/2013 - 9/24/2013

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Active exploitation of last week's Internet Explorer 0-day is continuing in the wild this week, with live exploit code beginning to appear on security research sites as of Tuesday. Since the public availability of exploit code generally leads to mass exploitation of broad-based vulnerabilities such as this one, administrators should assume that exploit kits and the like will incorporate the bug this week, and ensure that they have applied Microsoft's official FixIt while awaiting a full patch.

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Title: Attacks against Internet Explorer 0-day continuing in the wild
Description: Despite a major wave of publicity following the discovery last week of a 0-day remote code execution flaw in Internet Explorer, and the release of a workaround by Microsoft, in-the-wild exploitation of the flaw (CVE-2013-3893) is continuing to take place, with security vendor FireEye releasing an in-depth report about attacks occurring specifically in Japan. Live exploit code began appearing on public security research sites by Tuesday of this week, and worldwide exploitation by exploit kits and other large-scale vectors is likely to begin occurring well before the October 8 release of Microsoft's standard patch cycle. System administrators are urged to ensure that Microsoft's temporary fix has been applied immediately.
Snort SID: 27943, 27944
ClamAV: BC.Exploit.CVE_2013_3893

Title: Apple iPhone TouchID broken
Description: The Chaos Computer Club - one of the planet's oldest hacking organizations - was declared the official winner of a bounty program that sprung up over the weekend to crack the new touch ID authentication system in new iPhone 5 hardware, after the group successfully lifted a print, replicated it with commonly available technology, and gained access to a phone protected by the system. The contest featured its share of hacker drama, after a pledge of $10,000 to the crowd-funded bounty was made by a venture capitalist who later reneged on his promise, after having received considerable media coverage for the pledge.
Snort SID: N/A
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Fake iMessage for Android surfaces, sends data to China
Description: An unofficial Apple iMessage client appeared in Google's Android market this week, with tens of thousands of downloads before being pulled by Google. Several security researchers independently noted that the application sent copies of all of the user's data to an IP address in China without any warning to the end user. While the developer of the app insisted that the data being sent was for legitimate purposes, the episode shows how easy it is for rogue apps to harvest huge amounts of data from unsuspecting users even in relatively well-policed markets such as Google Play.
Snort SID: 28046
ClamAV: Andr.Trojan.FakeiMessage

Title: Java reflection attack allows remote code execution on Android < 4.2
Description: Security research firm MWR InfoSecurity released an advisory this week detailing a reflection attack against the addJavaScriptInterface functionality offered by the Android operating system's WebKit component, which allows developers to define methods which can be called by JavaScript. Although the original intent of the functionality was to expose only clearly defined methods, a trivial sequence of calls could allow full command execution by malicious web pages if any methods are exported at all through this interface. While the issue has been fixed in Android 4.2, MWR's research shows a wide array of popular apps and ad networks still vulnerable to attacks.
Snort SID: 28043
ClamAV: Andr.Exploit.JavaReflect


F-Secure 1H13 threat report:

Format string exploitation tutorial:

Cracking WatchGuard passwords:

Data exfiltration in targeted attacks:

Account hijacking with third-party login:

Building OS X trojans with AppleScript, homoglyphs, and iTunes:

Shylock financial malware back, targeting 2 dozen major banks:

Global phishing survey: trends and domain name use, 1H2013:

Affiliate network for mobile malware impersonates Google Play:

Apple ships OS X 10.8.5 security update, fixes sudo bug at last:


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-2013-3205
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer CCaret Use-After-Free (MS13-069)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, aka "Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-0810
Title: Microsoft Windows Theme File Handling Arbitrary Code Execution (MS13-071)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted screensaver in a theme file, aka "Windows Theme File Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-4983
Title: Sophos Web Protection Appliance sblistpack Arbitrary Command Execution
Vendor: Sophos
Description: The get_referers function in /opt/ws/bin/sblistpack in Sophos Web Appliance before and 3.8 before allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the domain parameter to end-user/index.php.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-4811
Title: HP ProCurve Manager SNAC UpdateDomainControllerServlet File Upload
Vendor: HP
Description: UpdateDomainControllerServlet in the SNAC registration server in HP ProCurve Manager (PCM) 3.20 and 4.0, PCM+ 3.20 and 4.0, and Identity Driven Manager (IDM) 4.0 does not properly validate the adCert argument, which allows remote attackers to upload .jsp files and consequently execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1743.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: Not Available
Title: Joomla! Unauthorised Uploads
Vendor: Joomla!
Description: Inadequate filtering leads to the ability to bypass file type upload restrictions.
Affects Joomla! version 2.5.13 and earlier 2.5.x versions; and version 3.1.4 and earlier 3.x versions
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-2251
Title: Apache Struts 2 DefaultActionMapper Prefixes OGNL Code Execution
Vendor: Apache
Description: Apache Struts 2.0.0 through 2.3.15 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL expressions via a parameter with a crafted (1) action:, (2) redirect:, or (3) redirectAction: prefix.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 9/17/2013 - 9/24/2013

SHA 256: D14B66BD4C4C8F66A6EDF2820FD4162D09B326BEAF6A42014596571E81A1A503
MD5: 68b7f7a26b76805432e3d50009d2ab1f

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

SHA 256: CB85D393C4E0DB5A1514C21F9C51BA4C12D82B7FABD9724616758AE528A5B16B
MD5: 7961a56c11ba303f20f6a59a506693ff

Typical Filename: m3SrchMn
Claimed Product: m3SrchMn
Claimed Publisher: m3SrchMn

SHA 256: 055788EB475E7AC5EA2E03383D3F95BCC88D62F06E4456A5F5DD6B9E78506AB5
MD5: 12336775941d49ce6a4d6f391cb5e02f

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

SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
MD5: 3291e1603715c47a23b60a8bf2ca73db

Typical Filename: 02.tmp
Claimed Product: 02.tmp
Claimed Publisher: 02.tmp

SHA 256: 775B9D835E899CB8E68902F263FFD10933A361D6E61028CF6B8A3A8A05604308
MD5: 17f6d044c752f5fc46325cee933dd1f6

Typical Filename: BitGuard.dll
Claimed Product: BitGuard.dll
Claimed Publisher: BitGuard.dll


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