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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 31, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 30

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 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: MailPoet WordPress Plugins

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TRAINING UPDATE

- --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.
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- --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

- --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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- --SANS Chicago 2014 | Chicago, IL | August 24-29, 2014
7 courses. Bonus evening presentations include The Security Impact of IPv6; Continuous Ownage: Why You Need Continuous Monitoring; and Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional.
http://www.sans.org/event/chicago-2014

- --Security Awareness Summit | Dallas, TX | Sept 8-16, 2014
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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- --DFIR Prague 2014 | Prague, Czech Republic | September 29-October 11, 2014
11 courses.
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: MailPoet Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild - Breaking Thousands of WordPress Sites
Description: Securi researchers identified mass compromises of WordPress sites; and tracked it down to a vulnerability in the MailPoet plugin.
Reference:
http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/07/mailpoet-vulnerability-exploited-in-the-wild-breaking-thousands-of-wordpress-sites.html
Snort SID: 31560-31561

Title: Firefox 31 and Firefox ESR 24
Description: Mozilla releases Firefox update 31 and Firefox ESR 24, resolving multiple vulnerabilities.
Reference:
nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/07/23/firefox-31-has-arrived-11-bulletins-3-critical-0-visual-surprises/
https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html
Snort SID: Detection is pending release of vulnerability details.

Title: Attackers abusing Internet Explorer to enumerate software and detect security products
Description: Alienvault has discovered attackers are using res:// URLs to identify installed software, and
Reference:
http://www.alienvault.com/open-threat-exchange/blog/attackers-abusing-internet-explorer-to-enumerate-software-and-detect-securi

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Hacker worms his way into WSJ computer systems
www.zdnet.com/hacker-worms-his-way-into-wsj-computer-systems-7000031908/

Mayhem - a hidden threat for *nix web servers
https://www.virusbtn.com/virusbulletin/archive/2014/07/vb201407-Mayhem

New Back Door Trojan Program is No Fool
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-back-door-trojan-program-no-fool

Far East Targeted by Drive by Download Attack
http://sfi.re/1n05ym0

METRO.US Website Compromised to Serve Malicious Code
http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/archive/2014/07/22/metro-us-website-compromised-to-serve-malicious-code.aspx

Black Hat Preview - Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/android-crypto-blunder-exposes-users-to-highly-privileged-malware/

[Honeypot Alert] Wordpress XML-RPC Brute Force Scanning
blog.spiderlabs.com/2014/07/honeypot-alert-wordpress-xml-rpc-brute-force-scanning.html

Changes in the Asprox Botnet
http://blog.fortinet.com/Changes-in-the-Asprox-Botnet/

Neverquest Banking Trojan Updated to Include More Than 30 Financial Institutions in Japan
http://www.securityweek.com/neverquest-banking-trojan-updated-include-more-30-financial-institutions-japan

Snifula Banking Trojan Back to Target Japanese Regional Financial Institutions
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/snifula-banking-trojan-back-target-japanese-regional-financial-institutions

Don't Overestimate EMV Protections, Underestimate Card Thief Sophistication
http://www.darkreading.com/dont-overestimate-emv-protections-underestimate-card-thief-sophistication/d/d-id/1297450

How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/hacking-home-alarms/

Researchers Develop 'BlackForest' To Collect, Correlate Threat Intelligence
http://www.darkreading.com/researchers-develop-blackforest-to-collect-correlate-threat-intelligence--/d/d-id/1297570

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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-2014-4158
Title: Kolibri WebServer 2.0 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vendor: Senkas.com
Description: Stack-based buffer overflow in Kolibri 2.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long URI in a GET request.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-3120
Title: ElasticSearch Dynamic Script Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Elasticsearch
Description: The default configuration in Elasticsearch before 1.2 enables dynamic scripting, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary MVEL expressions and Java code via the source parameter to _search.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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-2014-0160
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 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 3E739B0578511BAF6FAD5D0DF2BE478B1EAC4AF77E94287EA9AFB5412E563607
MD5: c0eaec1e05e9353bdcbd27dcbfee2a92
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/3E739B0578511BAF6FAD5D0DF2BE478B1EAC4AF77E94287EA9AFB5412E563607/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.BrowserAdapter.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.Variant:BrowseFox.17i1.1201

SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
MD5: 466af3fbfdd028b3d90238425c367b7e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: MindSpark Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

SHA 256: DD0125FDEB4E0C1C6FC87362CF8845D789F00330934049004AB529819C190F7B
MD5: 7f6b1c9c1e9b1b936b8a6c44e7588063
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/DD0125FDEB4E0C1C6FC87362CF8845D789F00330934049004AB529819C190F7B/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: spsetup.exe
Claimed Product: MindSpark Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.DD0125FDEB-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: F8EA2EFA24813F1159ADCEF510EA33DCCEE50A5EF9F9C98EAE840AFAAB8DE8F8
MD5: 2c0a45683112082493b1fb3c09c60184
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/F8EA2EFA24813F1159ADCEF510EA33DCCEE50A5EF9F9C98EAE840AFAAB8DE8F8/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 5zbrmon.exe
Claimed Product: MindSpark Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

SHA 256: DE79E5A4356CA0EFA56B69E6EDE21DD8E
MD5: 11fcb6824b912480af7d54a8547dfcb8
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/DE79E5A4356CA0EFA56B69E6EDE21DD8E12FC16E2196B7B7366A0D76C65D3ED5/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: wajam_update.exe
Claimed Product: Wajam Internet Technologies Inc
Detection Name: 12FC16E2196B7B7366A0D76C65D3ED5

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