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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.

January 23, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 03

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 1/12/2014 - 1/19/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Fiesta Exploit Kit

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A year ago the headlines were dominated by advanced targeted threats coming from China, followed by insider threats when the Snowden leaks began. The common thread: there are wide variety of threats that can impact your business. Enterprises need the skills, technology and processes to collect and analyze threat data and turn it into action to mitigate risks and elevate security. The SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence summit on February 10th & 11th in Arlington, VA.
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TRAINING UPDATE

- --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 Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit February 4-11, 2014 Arlington, VA
This summit will focus on the tools, techniques, and analytics that enterprises need to collect and analyze threat data and turn it into action to mitigate risks and elevate security.
http://www.sans.org/event/sans-cyber-threat-intelligence-summit

- --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

- --SANS Cyber Guardian 2014 Baltimore, MDMarch 3-8, 2014
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations include Continuous Ownage: Why You Need Continuous Monitoring; Code Injection; and How the West was Pwned.
http://www.sans.org/event/cyber-guardian-2014

-- ICS Summit OrlandoLake Buena Vista, FLMarch 12-18, 2014
The nation's largest conference and training program on security of power, oil&gas and other industrial control systems. Summit led by Mike Assante - ex-CSO of NERC, plus 7 courses.
http://www.sans.org/event/north-american-ics-scada-summit-2014

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

- --SANS Secure Singapore 2014 Singapore, Singapore March 10-26, 2014
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations includes Incident Response and Forensics in the Cloud.
http://www.sans.org/event/singapore-2014

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Fiesta Exploit Kit
Description: The Fiesta exploit kit, while active for some time recently incorporated a vulnerability for Silverlight. This, coupled with the other exploits built into this exploit kit has made this kit surge back into the forefront. A blog post concerning this data will be published later today.
Reference: http://vrt-blog.snort.org
Snort SID: 27807, 29442, 29443, 29444

Title: Target Credit Card Breach
Description: Recently many whitepapers and disclosures have been placed on the internet surround the Target Credit Card Breach. These whitepapers and disclosures have been disappearing recently. The Sourcefire VRT has looked into the disclosures and our own data and will have a blog post detailing this information and the coverage provided by our Open Source tools later today.
Reference: http://vrt-blog.snort.org
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/536478/target_breach_unfolds_information_vanishes_from_web/
Snort SID: (Will be detailed in upcoming blog post)

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Massive German hack sees one fifth of population's passwords stolen
http://www.digitalstrategyconsulting.com/netimperative/news/2014/01/massive_german_hack_sees_one_fifth_of_populations_passwords_stolen.php

House HS Subcommittee Passes Legislation To Protect Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Attack
http://www.hstoday.us/industry-news/general/single-article/house-hs-subcommittee-passes-legislation-to-protect-critical-infrastructure-from-cyber-attack/e4555c461bada4f0dc4531ec20a5899d.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-2013-6194
Title: HP Data Protector Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: HP
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in HP Storage Data Protector 6.2X allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1905.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-1823
Title: PHP CGI Query String Parameter Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: PHP
Description: sapi/cgi/cgi_main.c in PHP before 5.3.12 and 5.4.x before 5.4.2, when configured as a CGI script (aka php-cgi), does not properly handle query strings that lack an = (equals sign) character, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by placing command-line options in the query string, related to lack of skipping a certain php_getopt for the 'd' case.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2013-3346
Title: Adobe Reader and Acrobat "ToolButton" Use-after-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.5, 10.x before 10.1.7, and 11.x before 11.0.03 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-2718, CVE-2013-2719,
CVE-2013-2720, CVE-2013-2721, CVE-2013-2722, CVE-2013-2723,
CVE-2013-2725, CVE-2013-2726, CVE-2013-2731, CVE-2013-2732,
CVE-2013-2734, CVE-2013-2735, CVE-2013-2736, CVE-2013-3337,
CVE-2013-3338, CVE-2013-3339, CVE-2013-3340, and CVE-2013-3341.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-2068
Title: Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine Path Traversal
Vendor: Red Hat
Description: Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the AgentController in Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 2.0 allow remote attackers to create and overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the filename parameter to the (1) log, (2) upload, or (3) linuxpkgs method.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-5331
Title: Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB13-28)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Remote exploitation of a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe System Inc.'s Flash Player versions 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf).
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-5065
Title: Microsoft Windows Kernel "NDProxy.sys Driver" Input Validation Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: NDProxy.sys in the kernel in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in November 2013.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 1/12/2014 - 1/19/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: EBCB88F48912E1D915F4DE0C16211DB90201B1991636214E7C59CDE0E95E14DA
MD5: 5875746aac710d1f3101a665300e793f
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/EBCB88F48912E1D915F4DE0C16211DB90201B1991636214E7C59CDE0E95E14DA/analysis/
Typical Filename: CltMngSvc.exe
Claimed Product: Conduit
Detection Name: W32.EBCB88F489-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 03eee4bc04af3c72a6a0740b8870fa7239cd5f60ad91fecc20f531b026ff63ef
MD5: 0c0d9a079675e93dee6be74e237cc697
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/03EEE4BC04AF3C72A6A0740B8870FA7239CD5F60AD91FECC20F531B026FF63EF/analysis/
Typical Filename: CltMngSvc.exe
Claimed Product: Conduit
Detection Name: W32.03EEE4BC04-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: c0caec53e9b87483c25d5d6211940f2616bc56124bbc094d126f08bd0825f81b
MD5: c695ae18bd7b47fe944f483d9c1b4ac1
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/C0CAEC53E9B87483C25D5D6211940F2616BC56124BBC094D126F08BD0825F81B/analysis/
Typical Filename: CltMngSvc.exe
Claimed Product: Conduit
Detection Name: W32.C0CAEC53E9-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96
MD5: 44e5b5dc6a27ea109b8a234e640bb5fd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96/analysis/
Typical Filename: BitGuard.exe
Claimed Product: BitGuard.exe
Detection Name: W32.Agent:Generic.16no.dk

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