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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

A key purpose of the @RISK is to provide the data that will ensure that the 20 Critical Controls (the US and UK benchmark for effective protection of networked systems) continue to be the most effective defenses for all known attack vectors. But since it is also valuable for security practitioners, SANS is making it available to the 145,000 security practitioners who have completed SANS security training and others at their organizations who hope to stay current with the offensive methods in use.

November 28, 2013
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 13, Num. 48

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

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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 11/17/2013 - 11/23/2013
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Goon Exploit Kit

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TRAINING UPDATE

- --SANS Cyber Defense Initiative Washington, DC December 12-19, 2013
31 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Have No Fear - DFIR is Here!; New School Forensics: Latest Tools and Techniques in Memory Analysis; and a Special Event: NetWars Tournament of Champions.
http://www.sans.org/event/cyber-defense-initiative-2013

- --SANS Security East 2014 New Orleans, LA January 20-25, 2014
10 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Legends: The Reality Behind the Security Fairytales We All Hear; and 10 Things Security Teams Need to Know About Cloud Security.
http://www.sans.org/event/security-east-2014

- --SANS Scottsdale 2014 Scottsdale, AZ February 17-22, 2014
6 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Offensive Digital Forensics; and Cloud IR and Forensics.
http://www.sans.org/event/sans-scottsdale-2014

- --Asia Pacific ICS Security Summit Singapore, Singapore December 2-8, 2013
3 courses. Bonus evening presentations include First Things First: The Top 4 Security Mitigation Strategies.
http://www.sans.org/event/asia-pacific-ics-security-summit-training

- --SANS Brussels 2014 Brussels, Belgium February 17-22, 2014
4 courses.
http://www.sans.org/event/belgium-2014

- -- Multi-week Live SANS training
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Contact mentor@sans.org

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Plus Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi, Seoul, and Bangalore all in the next 90 days.

For a list of all upcoming events, on-line and live: www.sans.org

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Goon Exploit Kit
Description: A new exploit kit detected by the Sourcefire VRT is dynamic in its structure, incorporates different layers of obfuscation and bypasses.
Reference: http://vrt-blog.snort.org/2013/11/im-calling-this-goon-exploit-kit-for-now.html
Snort SID: 28765-28798

Title: Microsoft ActiveX Controls "InformationCardSigninHelper Class" Out-of-Bounds Memory Access Vulnerability
Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control.
Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-090
Snort SID: 28505,28506
ClamAV:HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3918

Title: Apache Struts 2 DefaultActionMapper Prefixes OGNL Code Execution
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.
Reference:
h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03943425
Snort SID: 27243-27345
ClamAV: N/A

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Security Headers on the Top 1,000,000 Websites
https://www.veracode.com/blog/2013/11/security-headers-on-the-top-1000000-websites-november-2013-report/

Simulated attacks on electrical grid show strengths, weaknesses in system
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131124/GJNEWS_01/131129576/-1/FOSNEWS04

Is your TV spying on YOU?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2513592/Is-TV-spying-YOU.html

Cyber Security Information Exchange
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/incident-detection/cyber-security-information-exchange/

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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.

ID: CVE-2013-2751
Title: NETGEAR ReadyNAS Flaw Allows Root Access from Unauthenticated HTTP Request
Vendor: NETGEAR
Description: NETGEAR ReadyNAS with firmware 4.2.x before 4.2.24 and 4.1.x before 4.1.12 is vulernable to command injection from an unauthenticated HTTP GET request.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: N/A
Title: Jelsoft vBulletin Unspecified Security Bypass Vulnerability
Vendor: Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd
Description: A remote exploitation of an unspecified vulnerability in Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.'s vBulletin could allow attackers to bypass security restrictions. vBulletin versions 4.x.x and 5.x.x are reported to be vulnerable.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-3918
Title: Microsoft ActiveX Controls "InformationCardSigninHelper Class" Out-of-Bounds Memory Access Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control. Specifically the issue occurs in the way "InformationCardSigninHelper Class" ActiveX control (icardie.dll) is loaded into Internet Explorer and causes system state corruption.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-3906
Title: Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Remote exploitation of a memory corruption vulnerability in multiple Microsoft products could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted host. The issue occurs with how the TIFF codec in Microsoft's graphics component handles crafted TIFF files. Processing crafted TIFF files can corrupt system memory and create an exploitable condition.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: Not Available
Title: D-Link Authentication Security Bypass Vulnerability
Vendor: D-Link
Description: A remote exploitation of a design error vulnerability in D-Link Systems Inc.'s routers could allow attackers to bypass authentication security restrictions. The router allows any user with a Web browser having the user agent string "xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide" to gain access to the Web interface of the device without the requirement for any authentication credentials. Affects D-Link Firmware v1.13 and other versions may also be affected.
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)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 11/17/2013 - 11/23/2013
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256:
00B7ACFCACD70642EB75871708D59F8D1A7DBCF813F235B7C2B37AC2DF7F87B7
MD5:
e66e725e10b9cb8a6f5c74d7ca9e98a9
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/00B7ACFCACD70642EB75871708D59F8D1A7DBCF813F235B7C2B37AC2DF7F87B7/analysis/
Typical Filename: BitGuard.exe
Claimed Product: Protector
Claimed Publisher: MediaTechSoft Inc.

SHA 256:
a1f8f37d2d5646e06201ae961e6246337ee73569c8e157d21b9211a75fc26630
MD5:
dad6f82c589cd0d558374a8b5fa293b2
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/A1F8F37D2D5646E06201AE961E6246337EE73569C8E157D21B9211A75FC26630/analysis/
Typical Filename: smodsulog.exe
Claimed Product: Worm.Palevo
Claimed Publisher: None

SHA 256:
ca24a8f7c04fe15a758f3360c8e5619205c53807bfc65f82c028cdf808bf2189
MD5:
ec63f649f7090f885ebd4770ffb92fcb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/CA24A8F7C04FE15A758F3360C8E5619205C53807BFC65F82C028CDF808BF2189/analysis/
Typical Filename: UpdateTask.exe
Claimed Product: W32.Trojan.16l1
Claimed Publisher: None

SHA 256:
b2cad8322db85f67db6ea074d00c2ed56ce1fa92952d07b70baac249fa18236d
MD5:
249a44dcfa2500eb1c020e33a3e9f25b
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/B2CAD8322DB85F67DB6EA074D00C2ED56CE1FA92952D07B70BAAC249FA18236D/analysis/
Typical Filename: FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Claimed Product: W32.Downloader:AgentASEBTrj.16mc.1201
Claimed Publisher: None

SHA 256:
df83a0d6940600e4c4954f4874fcd4dd73e781e6690c3bf56f51c95285484a3c
MD5:
25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C/analysis/

Typical Filename: ygrqpx.exe
Claimed Product: W32.Sality
Claimed Publisher: None

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