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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 14, Num. 34
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 VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM
Title: Google Patches 50 Security Vulnerabilities in Chrome Browser
Description: Among the issues fixed in Chrome 37 are a number of bugs that can be used together to break out of the Chrome sandbox and execute code remotely. A number of the vulnerabilities patched received bug-bounty rewards.
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability details.
Title: Security Advisory ? Akeeba Backup for Joomla!
Description: Security researchers discovered it was possible for an attacker to to list and download backups made by the Akeeba Backup for Joomla! extension.
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability details.
Researchers Discover Google Chrome Is Plagued With Malicious Browser
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked 3 times in 3 years
Discovering Dynamically Loaded API in Visual Basic Binaries
Tesla seeks 30 full-time hackers to break into its cars
Source Code of Android RAT Dendroid Leaked Online
US, German Researchers Build Android Security Framework - Android
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: Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird Content Level Constructor XSS Vulnerability
Description: The Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 21.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.6, Thunderbird before 17.0.6, and Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.6 does not prevent acquisition of chrome privileges during calls to content level constructors, which allows remote attackers to bypass certain read-only restrictions and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted web site.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
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 220.127.116.11 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: 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 8/20/2014 - 8/26/2014:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
SHA 256: 36D5648A8B29C789F9065D4363E5ACD8A7C55A665900BB2CE469F4FC452984A3
Typical Filename: DTUpdate1901.exe
Claimed Product: Search Results
Detection Name: W32.Trojan.17hb.dk
SHA 256: 74C0D066617139032F1D9707BCE69ED38BE3A5D730C760887EB9795255ADEE70
Typical Filename: response.exe
Claimed Product: Creative Island Media UpdaterResponse
Detection Name: W32.74C0D06661-100.SBX.VIOC
SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201
SHA 256: CB7E3EB9B210E576386142A26DC773282D137B5B489EB755443EF21A1D84DAC8
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.PurBrowse.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:AdwareBVO.17jx.1201
SHA 256: DE79E5A4356CA0EFA56B69E6EDE21DD8E12FC16E2196B7B7366A0D76C65D3ED5
Typical Filename: wajam_update.exe
Claimed Product: Wajam Internet Technologies Inc
Detection Name: W32.Application.17ju.1201
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