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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.

July 10, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 27

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 7/2/2014 - 7/8/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft & Adobe Patch Tuesday; multiple critical vulnerabilities.

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TRAINING UPDATE

- --SANS Capital City 2014Washington, DC July 7-12, 2014
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Weaponizing Digital Currency; Incident Response and Forensics in the Cloud; and Who's Watching the Watchers?
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- --SANS San Francisco 2014 San Francisco, CA July 14-19, 2014
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Aligning Your Defenses with Today's Evolving Threats; and Malware Reloaded.
http://www.sans.org/event/san-francisco-2014

- --SANS Boston 2014 Boston, MAJuly 28-August 2, 2014
11 courses. Bonus evening presentations include APT: It is Time to Act;
Continuous Ownage: Why You Need Continuous Monitoring; and The Bot Inside the Machine.
http://www.sans.org/event/boston-2014

- --SANS Virginia Beach 2014 Virginia Beach, VAAugust 18-29, 2014
10 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Closing the Door on Web Shells and Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You patched Your System Today?
http://www.sans.org/event/virginia-beach-2014

- --SANS London Summer 2014 London, UKJuly 14-21, 2014 5 courses.
http://www.sans.org/event/london-summer-2014

- --Cyber Defense Summit | Nashville, TN | August 13-20, 2014
Join Dr. Eric Cole at this premier Cyber Defense-focused event and learn how to implement best practices and proven techniques that will enable you to stay on top of today's threats and ahead of tomorrow's.
Prevent --> Detect --> Respond... A Winning Formula for Cyber Defense! 7 courses.
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Come learn from your peers on how to build Next Generation Security Awareness Programs. Hear from security awareness officers as they share their lessons learned on how they took their awareness programs to the next level and how they measured the impact. Plus 5 courses.
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Microsoft Patch Tuesday for July 2014
Description: Microsoft releases patches for critical vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Windows Journal, important vulnerabilities in the On-Screen Keyboard, Ancillary Function Driver and DirectShow, and a denial of service vulnerability in the Microsoft Service Bus (AMQP) system.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-jul.aspx
Snort SID: 31380-31391
ClamAV: Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_1765, Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_2804,
Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_2787, Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_2801

Title: Adobe Patch Tuesday Jul 2014
Description: Adobe releases updates to Adobe Flash Player addressing multiple security bypass vulnerabilities, and a JSONP callback API vulnerability. Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe AIR are impacted.
Reference: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-17.html
Snort SID: 31392-31397

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Java support over for Windows XP
www.zdnet.com/java-support-over-for-windows-xp-7000031226/

Threat Spotlight: A string of 'paerls'
Part 1 & 2: http://sfi.re/1qSDrfO http://sfi.re/paerls2

Analysis of Asterope
http://stopmalvertising.com/malware-reports/analysis-of-asterope.html

Connected cars - convenient and vulnerable
http://blog.kaspersky.com/connected-car-weak/

USG Aurora Data Dump
www.digitalbond.com/blog/2014/07/07/usg-aurora-data-dump/

Volatility at Black Hat USA & DFRWS 2014
http://volatility-labs.blogspot.com/2014/07/volatility-at-black-hat-usa-dfrws-2014.html

Kansa: Automating Analysis
http://trustedsignal.blogspot.com/2014/07/kansa-automating-analysis.html

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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-2014-2969
Title: Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch Contains Hard-Coded Login Credentials
Vendor: Netgear
Description: NETGEAR GS108PE Prosafe Plus switches with firmware 1.2.0.5 have a hardcoded password of debugpassword for the ntgruser account, which allows remote attackers to upload firmware or read or modify memory contents, and consequently execute arbitrary code, via a request to (1) produce_burn.cgi, (2) register_debug.cgi, or (3) bootcode_update.cgi.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.3 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-1876
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer Col Element Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 9, and 10 Consumer Preview, does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by attempting to access a nonexistent object, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, aka "Col Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability," as demonstrated by VUPEN during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2012.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: N/A
Title: Supermicro Server Motherboard Credential Disclosure Vulnerability
Vendor: Supermicro
Description: Supermicro motherboards store administrator passwords in plain text, which is available to any attacker who can connect to TCP port 49152.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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-2014-1776
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 7/2/2014 - 7/8/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: FA437EE13A4CC083D91B9DBD90F341CDA0051614998578AB51D0242742C04AB1
MD5: 7e271cf7bd83f1a0165f6beb3a3b49f9
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/FA437EE13A4CC083D91B9DBD90F341CDA0051614998578AB51D0242742C04AB1/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: cltmngui.exe
Claimed Product: ClientConnect Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.FA437EE13A-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
MD5: 466af3fbfdd028b3d90238425c367b7e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 8hsrchmn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

SHA 256: 8679C8E6388FD3F927F7AC8ADCEB2CFECD0CEC3B95EA98F79D54119EFBD68034
MD5: 2b76e26f8314246c2a0f7968f73f00bb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/8679C8E6388FD3F927F7AC8ADCEB2CFECD0CEC3B95EA98F79D54119EFBD68034/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

SHA 256: 1A84759D615916B53F8F41C9928C48FF005A970D6FA35893F9A7EC074DD77864
MD5: 738a57e0d8dd303b87220f209bd49024
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/1A84759D615916B53F8F41C9928C48FF005A970D6FA35893F9A7EC074DD77864/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Updater.exe
Claimed Product: Updater_mpcb
Detection Name: W32.1A84759D61-78.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: F8EA2EFA24813F1159ADCEF510EA33DCCEE50A5EF9F9C98EAE840AFAAB8DE8F8
MD5: 2c0a45683112082493b1fb3c09c60184
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/F8EA2EFA24813F1159ADCEF510EA33DCCEE50A5EF9F9C98EAE840AFAAB8DE8F8/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 1cbrmon.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

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