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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.

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

Vol. 13, Num. 9

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
USEFUL EXPLANATIONS OF HOW NEW ATTACKS WORK
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST POPULAR MALWARE FILES 2/19/2013 - 2/26/2013
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Oracle's Java woes continued this week, with a detail-free announcement of a pair of new vulnerabilities by Security Explorations and confirmation that a previously patched vulnerability is now being actively exploited in the wild.

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: New Java vulnerabilities announced, old one exploited in the wild
Description: Polish security firm Security Explorations has privately disclosed details of two vulnerabilities in Java to Oracle, while publicly disclosing their existence. The firm stated that these new vulnerabilities do affect the newest released version of Java 1.7. Information concerning these vulnerabilities is not yet public and no proofs of concept are known outside of this firm's shared information with Oracle. Meanwhile, Java 7u11 exploit CVE-2013-0431 is being exploited in the wild via multiple exploit kits; users are urged to patch immediately.
Reference:
https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/two-more-java-zero-days-found-polish-research-team-022513
https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2013/02/25/java-abused-in-the-wild-one-more-time
Snort SID: 25861, 25862
ClamAV: Java.Trojan.Agent-22

Title: Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player (CVE-2013-0633) seeing broad exploitation
Description: Since last week's newsletter, which noted that this attack had been limited in scope, this particular vulnerability has seen mainstream adoption, including inclusion in the "Gong Da" exploit kit. Originally traveling primarily through email embedded in Word documents, this now-patched vulnerability is now being exploited heavily over HTTP. Users are strongly encouraged to patch as soon as possible.
Reference:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-04.html
http://eromang.zataz.com/2013/02/26/gong-da-gondad-exploit-pack-add-flash-cve-2013-0633-support/
Snort SID: 25681, 25683
ClamAV: BC.Exploit.CVE_2013_0633

Title: Apple iPhone lock screen bypass
Description: The Apple iPhone on version