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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 14, Num. 33
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 pulls patch tuesday update causing blue screen of death
Description: A "boot loop" of the OS attempting to boot, followed by a crash has been determined to be caused by incorrect handling of the Windows font cache file.
Title: Apple releases security updates Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6
Description: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Snort SID: Coverage is pending release of vulnerability details.
7 Places to Check for Signs of a Targeted Attack in Your Network
The Windows 8.1 Kernel Patch Protection
In Lieu of Swap: Analyzing Compressed RAM in Mac OS X and Linux
Tool: ParanoiDF - PDF Analysis Suite based on PeePDF by Jose Miguel Esparza
Upcoming talk at Usenix Security Symposium - Study finds firmware
plagued by poor encryption and backdoors
Krysanec trojan: Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps
Syrian Hackers Ramp Up RAT Attacks
Google enhances Safe Browsing service: That's not the download you're
New Variant of Bugat Malware Borrows Lucrative Gameover Zeus Techniques
Paper: Inside the iOS/AdThief malware
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: Oracle VirtualBox 3D Acceleration Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
Description: Multiple array index errors in programs that are automatically generated by VBox/HostServices/SharedOpenGL/crserverlib/server_dispatch.py in Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.x through 4.2.20 and 4.3.x before 4.3.8, when using 3D Acceleration, allow local guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the Chromium server via certain CR_MESSAGE_OPCODES messages with a crafted index, which are not properly handled by the (1) CR_VERTEXATTRIB4NUBARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4NubARB function, (2) CR_VERTEXATTRIB1DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1dARB function, (3) CR_VERTEXATTRIB1FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1fARB function, (4) CR_VERTEXATTRIB1SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1sARB function, (5) CR_VERTEXATTRIB2DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2dARB function, (6) CR_VERTEXATTRIB2FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2fARB function, (7) CR_VERTEXATTRIB2SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2sARB function, (8) CR_VERTEXATTRIB3DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3dARB function, (9) CR_VERTEXATTRIB3FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3fARB function, (10) CR_VERTEXATTRIB3SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3sARB function, (11) CR_VERTEXATTRIB4DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4dARB function, (12) CR_VERTEXATTRIB4FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4fARB function, and (13) CR_VERTEXATTRIB4SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4sARB function.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Title: Gitlab-shell Code Execution
Description: The SSH key upload feature (lib/gitlab_keys.rb) in gitlab-shell before 1.7.3, as used in GitLab 5.0 before 5.4.1 and 6.x before 6.2.3, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the public key.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 18.104.22.168 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 8/13/2014 - 8/19/2014
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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: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:AdwareBVO.17jj.1201
SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201
SHA 256: EE96D82E8B22D81BD7443B394E65E4A58FB1928A9EF4AB25F67C67B7923872EE
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.BrowserAdapter.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:BrowseFox.17jk.1201
SHA 256: F087BB90B7F5C2157C1823F21000363A43CD72887612F9E8FC9F436C3B174730
Typical Filename: wsainstall.exe
Claimed Product: unknown
Detection Name: W32.F087BB90B7-68.SBX.VIOC
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