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@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

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February 13, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 06

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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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2/4/2014 - 2/11/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, 7 bulletins

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Microsoft Update Tuesday: February 2014, huge fix for Internet Explorer
Description: The Microsoft Updates are pretty significant this month. Internet Explorer, which was missing from the updates for the first time in a long time last month is back with a whopping 24 vulnerabilities. Besides the IE bulletin, there are six more bulletins, 4 of which are rated critical and 3 of which are rated important. All-in-all, this Update Tuesday provides fixes for 32 CVEs.
Reference: http://vrt-blog.snort.org/2014/02/microsoft-update-tuesday-february-2014.html
Snort SID: 23178, 24926, 29655, 29667-29668, 29671-29722, 29727-29738 and 29741-29744
ClamAV: HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_3918, Win.Exploit.CVE_2014_0267,
Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_0271, HTML.Exploit.CVE_2014_0266

Title: Careto: Covering unavailable samples
Description: Ingesting lists of hashes and file sizes, turning them into signatures for use in ClamAV. Nick Randolph describes how to create signatures, and provides signatures for "Careto" aka "The Mask".
Reference: http://blog.clamav.net/2014/02/careto-covering-unavailable-samples.html
Snort SID: Coverage is pending
ClamAV: Win.Trojan.CaretoMask, Win.Trojan.CaretoMask-1 through Win.Trojan.CaretoMask-7
FireAMP Detection: W32.Trojan:GenericKD.17dk.1201, W32.7CDEE2D987-100.SBX.VIOC

Title: Corkow - the lesser-known Bitcoin-curious cousin of the Russian banking Trojan family
Description: Researchers at ESET say that they see several hundred infections of the Win32/Corkow banking Trojan every single day, but it has never seen the same attention from the security industry and media as its more infamous cousins such as Carberp. That's all about to change, however, as ESET will be releasing a detailed technical examination of the Corkow Trojan next week, describing some of its more unusual features.
Reference: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/02/11/corkow-bitcoin-russian-banking-trojan/
Snort SID: Coverage is pending
ClamAV: Win.Trojan.Jinupd
FireAMP Detection: W32.GenericKD:Jackpos.17dj.1201

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Microsoft to discontinue use of MD5 hashed digital certificates
http://www.zdnet.com/ms-update-coming-to-block-md5-digital-certificates-7000026168/

How old data can come back to haunt you
http://penturalabs.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/how-old-data-can-come-back-to-haunt-you/

Microsoft introduces multifactor authentication for all Office 365 users
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16342

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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.

ID: CVE-2013-1288
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 CTreeNode Use-after-Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site that triggers access to a deleted object, aka "Internet Explorer CTreeNode Use After Free Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2009-3548
Title: Apache Tomcat Manager Application Upload Authenticated Code Execution
Vendor: Apache
Description: The Windows installer for Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 through 6.0.20, 5.5.0 through 5.5.28, and possibly earlier versions uses a blank default password for the administrative user, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-0497
Title: Adobe Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB14-04)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Remote exploitation of an unspecified vulnerability in versions 12.0.0.43 and eailer of Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash Player could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted host.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-3152
Title: Oracle Fusion Middleware Reports Developer Unspecified Data Compromise Vulnerability
Vendor: Oracle
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle Reports Developer component in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.4, 11.1.1.6, and 11.1.2.0 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality and integrity via unknown vectors related to Report Server Component.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

ID: CVE-2013-2134
Title: Apache Struts Wildcard Matching Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Apache Software Foundation Struts
Description: Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a request with a crafted action name that is not properly handled during wildcard matching, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-2135.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-2135
Title: Apache Struts OGNL Expression TextParseUtil.translateVariables Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Apache Software Foundation Struts
Description: Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a request with a crafted value that contains both "${}" and "%{}" sequences, which causes the OGNL code to be evaluated twice.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/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)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2/4/2014 - 2/11/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 758715DAAFE4CCD60787B5CD391207266484C1D17EEF97ECC457D40164985D44
MD5: 73879f5479790085db4c707ce61a4b0a
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/758715DAAFE4CCD60787B5CD391207266484C1D17EEF97ECC457D40164985D44/analysis/
Typical Filename: APISupport.dll
Claimed Product: Conduit Ltd.
Detection Name: PUP/Conduit.A

SHA 256: 5345BD811FD2DE495E22C3B4803B35C7E7AC682AC960312967684FB4CEF1DD7C
MD5: 630ad1674149a392a97a7b10945960cd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5345BD811FD2DE495E22C3B4803B35C7E7AC682AC960312967684FB4CEF1DD7C/analysis/
Typical Filename: SPSetup.exe
Claimed Product: Conduit Ltd.
Detection Name: PUP.Optional.Conduit.A

SHA 256: 180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96
MD5: 44e5b5dc6a27ea109b8a234e640bb5fd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96/analysis/
Typical Filename: BitGuard.exe
Claimed Product: BitGuard
Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Agent-597780

SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C/analysis/
Typical Filename: wincdgja.exe
Claimed Product: Unknown
Detection Name: Trojan.Sality-2

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