@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.August 14, 2014
@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 14, Num. 32
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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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
Title: Microsoft Patch Tuesday for August 2014
Description: Microsoft released patches related for two critical vulnerability bulletins, and seven important vulnerability bulletins. Of the critical bulletins, Internet Explorer has 25 vulnerabilities patched, and Windows Media Center gets one vulnerability patched.
Snort SID: 31619-31622, 31625-31630, 31634-31635
Title: Adobe Patch Tuesday for August 2014
Description: Adobe releases patches for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Title: Security flaw allows to bypass PayPal two-factor authentication
Description: A security researcher discovered that an authentication integration between eBay and PayPal bypasses PayPal's two-factor-authentication (2FA) token.
Title: WordPress and Drupal Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Description: An XML Entities parsing vulnerability leads to Denial of Service in default Drupal and Wordpress configurations
BlackHat 2014: Mobile Point of Sale Devices at Risk from Hackers
Blackphone: Inside a Secure Smart Phone
FinFisher Government Spy Software Secrets Revealed by Hackers
Attackers Used Multiple Zero-Days to Hit Spy Agencies in
Synology devices hit with "Synolocker" ransomware
Automakers Openly Challenged To Bake In Security
Mozilla posts plan for certificate revocation checking
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.
Title: ElasticSearch Dynamic Script Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
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)
Title: Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch Contains Hard-Coded Login Credentials
Description: NETGEAR GS108PE Prosafe Plus switches with firmware 184.108.40.206 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)
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer Col Element Memory Corruption Vulnerability
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)
Title: Supermicro Server Motherboard Credential Disclosure Vulnerability
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)
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)
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 8/5/2014 - 8/12/2014
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
SHA 256: F087BB90B7F5C2157C1823F21000363A43CD72887612F9E8FC9F436C3B174730
Typical Filename: wrsa.exe
Claimed Product: unknown
Detection Name: W32.F087BB90B7-68.SBX.VIOC
SHA 256: 7FA235874E199FCB5ADA35ACF94B4964107CAB17DA383895CF9BADF73D0707FB
Typical Filename: nomore ads.exe
Claimed Product: unknown
Detection Name: W32.Auto:7fa235.TG.VRT
SHA 256: 884F822E217A0D5D0BC55F7D83DA075793124AA62E25684EB727521CBA11814C
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.PurBrowse.exe
Claimed Product: DealKeeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:AdwareBVO.17jj.1201
SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
Typical Filename: 14SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201
SHA 256: EE96D82E8B22D81BD7443B394E65E4A58FB1928A9EF4AB25F67C67B7923872EE
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.BrowserAdapter.exe
Claimed Product: DealKeeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:BrowseFox.17jk.1201
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