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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

A key purpose of the @RISK is to provide the data that will ensure that the 20 Critical Controls (the US and UK benchmark for effective protection of networked systems) continue to be the most effective defenses for all known attack vectors. But since it is also valuable for security practitioners, SANS is making it available to the 145,000 security practitioners who have completed SANS security training and others at their organizations who hope to stay current with the offensive methods in use.

February 27, 2014
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 14, Num. 08

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 2/18/2014 - 2/25/2014
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9-10 Use After Free Vulnerability

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Microsoft issues Fix it for critical IE 0-day exploited in attacks
Description: Microsoft has finally issued a security advisory addressing the IE zero-day that has been recently actively exploited in attacks in the wild, and has followed with a Fix it tool to temporarily mitigate the issue until a patch is released.
Reference: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16392
Snort SID: 29819-29822

Title: New Adobe Flash Player Zero-day Exploit Leads to PlugX
Description: Adobe released an out-of-band update addressing three critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Update APSB14-07 resolves 3 issues in Flash Player, a stack based buffer overvlow, an out-of-bounds read vulnera bility, and a double-free memory corruption vulnerability.
Reference:
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/new-adobe-flash-player-zero-day-exploit-leads-to-plugx/
Snort SID: 29926-29927

Title: Major Apple security flaw: Patch issued, users open to MITM attacks.
Description: Apple rushed the release of iOS 7.0.6 on Friday with a patch for a shockingly overlooked SSL encryption issue that leaves iPhone, iPad and Mac computer users open to a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.
Reference:
http://www.zdnet.com/major-apple-security-flaw-patch-issued-users-open-to-mitm-attacks-7000026624/

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Android WebView Exploit, 70% Devices Vulnerable
https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2014/02/13/weekly-metasploit-update

Banking trojan hit a large number of Islamic Mobile Banking Customers http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/22465/cyber-crime/banking-trojan-hit-islamic-mobile.html Cisco Announces OpenAppID - the Next Open Source `Game Changer' in Cybersecurity
http://blogs.cisco.com/security/cisco-announces-openappid-the-next-open-source-game-changer-in-cybersecurity/

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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-2014-0502
Title: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Double free vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.269 and 11.8.x through 12.0.x before 12.0.0.70 on Windows and Mac OS X and before 11.2.202.341 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 4.0.0.1628 on Android, Adobe AIR SDK before 4.0.0.1628, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 4.0.0.1628 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in February 2014.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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: CVE-2013-5014
Title: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Remote Command Execution Exploit
Vendor: Symantec
Description: The management console in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) 11.0 before 11.0.7405.1424 and 12.1 before 12.1.4023.4080, and Symantec Protection Center Small Business Edition 12.x before 12.1.4023.4080, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via XML data containing an external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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-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 2/18/2014 - 2/25/2014
COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: A1A212E0B59ABBB2F520F1D35E68AE00944931A5A0A514947555359CCEF2366F
MD5: 09b8de9389103831a84bb1711ebef153
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/A1A212E0B59ABBB2F520F1D35E68AE00944931A5A0A514947555359CCEF2366F/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: wajam_update.exe
Claimed Product: Wajam Internet Technologies Inc
Detection Name: W32.A1A212E0B5-100.SBX.VIOC

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.17dx.1201

SHA 256: B65A6A814914A8A94DBFEEE228F70009BDFEF18A3A76692FFE0234B789A3A9A7
MD5: 609b83259466f78ec2014119b22100f8
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/B65A6A814914A8A94DBFEEE228F70009BDFEF18A3A76692FFE0234B789A3A9A7/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 360_Internet_Security-SEO-75915548.exe
Claimed Product: CBS Interactive CNET Download.com
Detection Name: W32.B65A6A8149-100.SBX.VIOC

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

SHA 256: 745614F97750E72A0972C8DFD2B5D738AE4E657214A2F5CC57DDA4A595B5CA53
MD5: 70ba56eb47b072b6688148d0be1e2e26
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/745614F97750E72A0972C8DFD2B5D738AE4E657214A2F5CC57DDA4A595B5CA53/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: winqtnth.exe
Claimed Product: Sality
Detection Name: W32.Malware:SalityGR.17dw.1201

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