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May 22, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 20

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 5/13/2014 - 5/20/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 through version 11 Vector Markup Language user-after-free vulnerability (CVE-2014-1776)

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Exposure of Critical Information Via SNMP Public Community String
Description: Researchers discovered that multiple products expose configuration values, such as usernames and passwords through the "public" read-only SNMP community string. A metasploit module has been written to leverage this vulnerability.
Reference:
https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2014/05/15/r7-2014-01-r7-2014-02-r7-2014-03-disclosures-exposure-of-critical-information-via-snmp-public-community-string
Snort SID: Detection is pending

Title: Adobe Flash Player Pixel Bender component (CVE-2014-0515)
Description: A vulnerability in the Pixel Bending component was leveraged in watering hole attacks, targeting Syrian dissidents. Reference: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-13.html
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/24461/hacking/adobe-zero-day-watering-syria.html
Snort SID: 30876 & 30877

Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 through version 11 Vector Markup Language user-after-free vulnerability (CVE-2014-1776) Description: A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Internet Explorer handles Vector Markup Language graphics when accessing a related object, can lead to corruption of memory and execution of arbitrary code.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2963983
http://vrt-blog.snort.org/2014/04/internet-explorer-adobe-flash-0-day.html
Snort SID: 30794 & 30803

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Majority of Organizations Have No BYOD Policies
www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/majority-of-organizations-have-no-byod-policies-2/

Angling for Silverlight Exploits
http://blogs.cisco.com/security/angling-for-silverlight-exploits/

Hook Analyser v3.1 - Malware analysis tool
http://www.darknet.org.uk/2014/05/hook-analyser-3-1-malware-analysis-tool/

Rash of Recent Zero-days Linked Back to a Central Author
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/38485/rash-of-recent-zerodays-linked-back-to-a-central-author/

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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-2014-0515
Title: Adobe Flash Player Shader Buffer Overflow
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.279 and 11.8.x through 13.0.x before 13.0.0.206 on Windows and OS X, and before 11.2.202.356 on Linux, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2014.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-0094
Title: Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Apache
Description: The ParametersInterceptor in Apache Struts before 2.3.16.1 allows remote attackers to "manipulate" the ClassLoader via the class parameter, which is passed to the getClass method.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

ID: CVE-2014-0497
Title: Adobe Flash Player Integer Underflow Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Integer underflow in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.261 and 11.8.x through 12.0.x before 12.0.0.44 on Windows and Mac OS X, and before 11.2.202.336 on Linux, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-1776
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-after-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in VGX.DLL in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 11 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2014.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-0160
Title: OpenSSL TLS Heartbeat Extension Buffer Oveflow Information Disclosure Vulnerability (Heartbleed)
Vendor: OpenSSL Project
Description: The (1) TLS and (2) DTLS implementations in OpenSSL 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g do not properly handle Heartbeart Extension packets, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via crafted packets that trigger a buffer over-read, as demonstrated by reading private keys, related to d1_both.c and t1_lib.c.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 5/13/2014 - 5/20/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 318424F30D18009192F0CE1E3BEDF260A77B260E109F1E4C5759284E5CD5E399
MD5: 5297fb1249f57832ef390d0a0cdccc71
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/318424F30D18009192F0CE1E3BEDF260A77B260E109F1E4C5759284E5CD5E399/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: wajam_update.exe
Claimed Product: Wajam Internet Technologies Inc
Detection Name: W32.ADH:Application.17gr.1201

SHA 256: EF91C6FE9F55F5ED56B56F3881276FCCCE5BDB812ABF8DB524401445E6ABFF53
MD5: 6ab081c04b908453de685c5c55a89622
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/EF91C6FE9F55F5ED56B56F3881276FCCCE5BDB812ABF8DB524401445E6ABFF53/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: AnyProtectScannerSetup.exe
Claimed Product: Any Protect Setup
Detection Name: W32.EF91C6FE9F-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 86B77A9A8A5AAC49B24E938ACE89F2248AED1CA98E713E2DCBCBFF338095488C
MD5: 638c4384f9bb54dd87c6286b08aa33e4
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/86B77A9A8A5AAC49B24E938ACE89F2248AED1CA98E713E2DCBCBFF338095488C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: webget.purbrowse.exe
Claimed Product: Unknown
Detection Name: W32.Agent.17gq.1201

SHA 256: 3706B20574F1AFF6F103B9BA085F54C95E78AE70A26F90BAA59AA212B08480B4
MD5: 122e0fe0bd52d264ffb874e538114473
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/3706B20574F1AFF6F103B9BA085F54C95E78AE70A26F90BAA59AA212B08480B4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: cbsidlm-cbsi188-Facebook_Messenger-ORG-10964518.exe
Claimed Product: Unknown
Detection Name: W32.3706B20574-61.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: C187EA893E97215C7C1329C4FACEE440D65906BD87CA73AFB249C80F15BD0C74
MD5: b0d8abaa263f37c0174f9db4a2a22279
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/C187EA893E97215C7C1329C4FACEE440D65906BD87CA73AFB249C80F15BD0C74/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: webgetIEClient.dll
Claimed Product: webget
Detection Name: W32.Variant:BrowseFox.17gq.1201

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