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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 14, Num. 35
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: ShadowServer Scans Confirm Scale of Netis Threat
Description: Researchers discovered a brand of SoHo routers popular in China has a backdoor, that could allow attackers to control the routers. ShadowServer has identified 1.35 million affected devices, which is down from the previous scan identifying nearly 2 million.
Snort SID: Detection is pending.
Title: Microsoft reissues windows patches that previously caused blue screens
Description: Microsoft released updates to patch 2982791 to resolve the bluescreen issues. Microsoft strongly suggests all customers uninstall patch 2982791 and install the updated patch, 2993651.
Title: Apple disclaims iCloud was involved in celebrity account compromises
Description: Apple's investigation of multiple celebrity iCloud accounts had lead them to believe that the compromise was not due to a security fault present in iCloud, but through a targeted attack on the affected accounts credentials.
Anatomy of a .NET Click Fraud Bot
Angler EK : Now capable of "fileless" infection (memory malware)
Revoke App Permissions on Firefox OS
Google accelerates end of SHA-1 support; certificate authorities nervous
Department of Energy Sinks $3M into Quantum Encryption
Netflix Tech Blog: Announcing Scumblr and Sketchy - Search, Screenshot, and Reclaim the Internet
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 Privilege Escalation using WebIDL-implemented APIs
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
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: 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 126.96.36.199 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: 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 8/27/2014 - 9/2/2014:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
SHA 256: 061D3770D05603A4F293BB129E79B626CB5291CB4A68A99F31E342A3AD3F6070
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:BrowseFox.17j3.1201
SHA 256: 0B72985E7FD1990E804BC4A395692BA2B653B9925A4A2BD8157760819402037F
Typical Filename: spstub.exe
Claimed Product: ClientConnect LTD Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.0B72985E7F-71.SBX.VIOC
SHA 256: 10A6520DFD9CEA70EB87055A97EA1B254D67F96197FC0341AB575F4F2FA5F028
Claimed Product: webget
Detection Name: W32.SwiftBrowse:BrowseFox.17j3.1201
SHA 256: 36D5648A8B29C789F9065D4363E5ACD8A7C55A665900BB2CE469F4FC452984A3
Typical Filename: update.exe
Claimed Product: Search Results
Detection Name: W32.Trojan.17hb.dk
SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201
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