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@RISK provides a reliable weekly summary of (1) newly discovered attack vectors, (2) vulnerabilities with active new exploits, (3) insightful explanations of how recent attacks worked, and other valuable data

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October 10, 2013

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 13, Num. 41

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 6/11/2013 - 6/18/2013

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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- -- Securing the Internet of Things Summit (October 17-22, 2013) San Francisco, CA
The Internet of Things summit focuses on new solutions, demonstrates security technology that already works and provides a force multiplier to make the Internet of Things more secure.

- -- Health Care Cyber Security Summit (October 17-24, 2013) San Francisco, CA Meet leaders from the top health care organizations and see what really works in securing and succeeding in the new health care environment - balance security, compliance, and innovation.

-- SANS Seattle 2013 Seattle, WA October 7-14, 2013
8 courses. Bonus evening presentations include "So What?" The Most Important Question in Information Security; Why Our Defenses are Failing Us. One Click is All it Takes ...; and Sick Anti-Analysis Mechanisms in the Wild.

- -- SANS Baltimore 2013 Baltimore, MD October 14-19, 2013
9 courses. Bonus evening presentations include An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments; The Security Impact of IPv6; and Tales from the Crypt: TrueCrypt Analysis.

--SANS Chicago 2013 Chicago, ILOctober 28-November 2, 2013
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations include SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps; and Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure.

- -- SANS Forensics Prague 2013Prague, Czech RepublicOctober 6-13 2013
SANS's European forensics summit and dedicated forensics training event. Four of SANS's most important forensics training courses and opportunities to network with leading digital forensics experts.

- -- SANS Dubai 2013Dubai, UAEOctober 26th - November 7th 2013
SANS returns to Dubai with four essential courses at the Hilton Jumeirah Beach.

- -- SANS London 2013 London, UKNovember 16-25, 2013
17 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Real World Risk - What Incident Responders Can Leverage From IT Operations; Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement; and APT: It Is Time To Act.

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Title: Microsoft Office Patch Tuesday Release
Description: This month's Microsoft Tuesday Update brings us 8 bulletins for a total of 26 CVEs. Four of these bulletins are marked as critical, while the rest are marked as important.
Snort SID: 27943-27944, 28151, 28158-28163, 28191, 28202-28206
ClamAV: BC.Exploit.CVE_2013_3893-1, Otf.Exploit.2013_3128

Title: Avira AVG DNS Server attacked
Description: The DNS records of various websites, including those of, were changed to point to other domains that do not belong to Avira.
Snort SID: N/A
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Adobe Systems hacked
Description: Adobe Systems was hacked by intruder gaining access to Adobes Acrobat, Coldfusion, and Coldfusion Builder source code as well as customer username, password, and credit card for 2.0 million Adobe customers.
Snort SID:N/A

Title: Blackhole Exploit Kit Author Arrested:
Description: Maarten Boone, a security researcher at Dutch firm Fox-IT, claimed the Blackhole creator known as 'Paunch' had been arrested in Russia.
Snort SID: The VRT maintains over 119 rules to cover the Blackhole Exploit Kit in the Exploit-Kit category of rules.
ClamAV: The VRT maintains hundreds of pieces of detection for various parts of the Blackhole Exploit Kit


ID: CVE-2013-3893
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer SetMouseCapture Use-After-Free
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the SetMouseCapture implementation in mshtml.dll in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 11 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted JavaScript strings, as demonstrated by use of an ms-help: URL that triggers loading of hxds.dll.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-3576
Title: HP System Management Homepage "" Command Injection Vulnerability
Vendor: HP
Description: in HP System Management Homepage (SMH) allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the PATH_INFO to smhutil/snmpchp.php.en.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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: 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 6/11/2013 - 6/18/2013

SHA 256: 6090C85CF5750E141F2BD6D2334EC0EB79188E2DE05DE06235726E73C0B0D792
MD5: 2ebbe2521176388c7bc5365e197bf801

Typical Filename: BitGuard.dll
Claimed Product: Protector
Claimed Publisher: MediaTechSoft Inc.

SHA 256: 055788eb475e7ac5ea2e03383d3f95bcc88d62f06e4456a5f5dd6b9e78506ab5
MD5: 12336775941d49ce6a4d6f391cb5e02f

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

SHA 256: df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508

Typical Filename: (Random)
Claimed Product: None
Claimed Publisher: None

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: d14b66bd4c4c8f66a6edf2820fd4162d09b326beaf6a42014596571e81a1a503
MD5: 68b7f7a26b76805432e3d50009d2ab1f

Typical Filename: Random
Claimed Product: None
Claimed Publisher: None


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