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January 30, 2014

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 04

Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked.



MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 1/21/2014 - 1/28/2014

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Four vulnerabilities in Pidgin

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Title: Four vulnerabilities in Pidgin

Description: The VRT is announcing the discovery and patching of 4 CVE vulnerabilities in Pidgin. These vulnerabilities were discovered by the VRT VULNDEV team and reported to the Pidgin team. The Pidgin team is releasing Pidgin 2.10.8 that addresses these issues. It is available for download here:

Snort SID:
2580, 28088, 28089, 28090



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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-2013-6877
Title: RealNetworks RealPlayer RMP File Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vendor: RealNetworks
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in RealNetworks RealPlayer before on Windows, and Mac RealPlayer before, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string in the TRACKID element of an RMP file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-7260.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-6194
Title: HP Data Protector Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: HP
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in HP Storage Data Protector 6.2X allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1905.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-1823
Title: PHP CGI Query String Parameter Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: PHP
Description: sapi/cgi/cgi_main.c in PHP before 5.3.12 and 5.4.x before 5.4.2, when configured as a CGI script (aka php-cgi), does not properly handle query strings that lack an = (equals sign) character, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by placing command-line options in the query string, related to lack of skipping a certain php_getopt for the 'd' case.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2013-3346
Title: Adobe Reader and Acrobat "ToolButton" Use-after-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.5, 10.x before 10.1.7, and 11.x before 11.0.03 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-2718, CVE-2013-2719,
CVE-2013-2720, CVE-2013-2721, CVE-2013-2722, CVE-2013-2723,
CVE-2013-2725, CVE-2013-2726, CVE-2013-2731, CVE-2013-2732,
CVE-2013-2734, CVE-2013-2735, CVE-2013-2736, CVE-2013-3337,
CVE-2013-3338, CVE-2013-3339, CVE-2013-3340, and CVE-2013-3341.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-5331
Title: Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB13-28)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Remote exploitation of a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe System Inc.'s Flash Player versions 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Linux. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf).
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-5065
Title: Microsoft Windows Kernel "NDProxy.sys Driver" Input Validation
Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: NDProxy.sys in the kernel in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in November 2013.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 1/21/2014 - 1/28/2014
SHA 256: 5DE2387C01EC379F134885384F5CBCDA575EDDABC5770A656CC29AEC1A42EA84
MD5: 8998bfb6e9eba543292adae4c3717d06

SHA 256: 180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96
MD5: 0c0d9a079675e93dee6be74e237cc697

SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
MD5: c695ae18bd7b47fe944f483d9c1b4ac1

SHA 256: AA0BBAECB678868E1E7F57C7CA9D61B608B3D788BE490790EB1D148BEADF4615
MD5: 44e5b5dc6a27ea109b8a234e640bb5fd

SHA 256: 745614F97750E72A0972C8DFD2B5D738AE4E657214A2F5CC57DDA4A595B5CA53
MD5: 44e5b5dc6a27ea109b8a234e640bb5fd


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