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February 20, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 07

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 2/11/2014 - 2/18/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Scanning for Symantec Endpoint Manager

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- --SANS Brussels 2014 Brussels, Belgium February 17-22, 2014
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Scanning for Symantec Endpoint Manager
Description: Last week SANS Incident Handlers mentioned a new vulnerability in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, and has noticed a significant uptick in scanning for the related SEPM ports, 8443 and 9090.
Reference:
http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Scanning+for+Symantec+Endpoint+Manager/17657
Snort SID: Coverage is pending

Title: Mysterious 'Moon' worm spreads into many Linksys routers and hunts new victims
Description: A mysterious worm dubbed 'Moon' due to images found within the malware has spread rapidly through many models of Linksys routers, after being detected by staff at a Wyoming ISP. Its still not clear how many are infected or if the malware has a purpose beyond simply spreading.
Reference:
http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/02/17/mysterious-moon-worm-spreads-into-many-linksys-routers-and-hunts-new-victims/
Snort SID: 29829 through 29831

Title: MSIE 0-day Exploit CVE-2014-0322 - Possibly Targeting French Aerospace Association
Description: Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker telemetry has confirmed the existence of the Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 0-day exploit CVE-2014-0322 beginning as early as January 20 2014, predating the previously believed first use by nearly three weeks.
Reference:
http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/archive/2014/02/13/msie-0-day-exploit-cve-2014-0322-possibly-targeting-french-aerospace-organization.aspx
Snort SID: 29819 and 29820

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Fake SSL Certificates Uncovered: The Tip of the Iceberg and Weaponized Trust
http://www.venafi.com/blog/post/fake-ssl-certificates-uncovered-the-tip-of- the-iceberg-and-weaponized-trust

HTTP NTLM Information Disclosure
http://blog.gdssecurity.com/labs/2014/2/12/http-ntlm-information-disclosure.html

Introducing ClamAV community signatures
http://blog.clamav.net/2014/02/introducing-clamav-community-signatures.html

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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-2014-0322
Title: Internet Explorer CMarkup use-after-free vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving crafted JavaScript code, as exploited in the wild in January and February 2014.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: N/A
Title: Linksys Multiple Routers tmUnblock.cgi Input Validation Error Vulnerability
Vendor: Linnksys
Description: Remote exploitation of an input validation error vulnerability in multiple versions of Linksys Inc.'s routers could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the targeted host. This vulnerability was reported to be used in the "TheMoon" worm.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/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-2012-1823
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 2/11/2014 - 2/18/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 5345BD811FD2DE495E22C3B4803B35C7E7AC682AC960312967684FB4CEF1DD7C
MD5: 630ad1674149a392a97a7b10945960cd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/5345BD811FD2DE495E22C3B4803B35C7E7AC682AC960312967684FB4CEF1DD7C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: spsetup.exe
Claimed Product: Search Protect by Conduit
Detection Name: W32.5345BD811F-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: D446E176BA2141D0E7AE0799335FDD98F94D5E6B41C88083F4A3D3C04805A721
MD5: 494d770a052d8244c24cb77990f02d80
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/D446E176BA2141D0E7AE0799335FDD98F94D5E6B41C88083F4A3D3C04805A721/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: update.exe
Claimed Product: Unknown
Detection Name: W32.GenericKD:Downloader.17dk.1201

SHA 256: 180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96
MD5: 44e5b5dc6a27ea109b8a234e640bb5fd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/180C6035CA44C270B8E1556A7B2E9FAF442D1B4323EF6D8E93B7E759AF169C96/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: BitGuard.exe
Claimed Product: BitGuard
Detection Name: W32.Generic:BProtector.17c3.1201

SHA 256: D446E176BA2141D0E7AE0799335FDD98F94D5E6B41C88083F4A3D3C04805A721
MD5: 494d770a052d8244c24cb77990f02d80
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/D446E176BA2141D0E7AE0799335FDD98F94D5E6B41C88083F4A3D3C04805A721/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: update.exe
Claimed Product: Unknown
Detection Name: W32.GenericKD:Reputation.17di.1201

SHA 256: DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C
MD5: 25aa9bb549ecc7bb6100f8d179452508
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/DF83A0D6940600E4C4954F4874FCD4DD73E781E6690C3BF56F51C95285484A3C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: wincdgja.exe
Claimed Product: Sality
Detection Name: W32.Sality:StubOfSalityTrj.17co.1201

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