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February 14, 2019

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     @RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

          February 14, 2018 - Vol. 19, Num. 07


Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors,

vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent

attacks worked


Archived issues may be found at http://www.sans.org/newsletters/at-risk


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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 Feb. 7 - 14

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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft patches 69 vulnerabilities as part of monthly security update


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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES

SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP


Title: Microsoft fixes security bugs in Explorer, Edge and more

Description: Microsoft released its monthly security update today, disclosing a variety of vulnerabilities in several of its products. The latest Patch Tuesday covers 69 vulnerabilities, 20 of which are rated critical, 46 that are considered important and three that are moderate. This release also includes a critical security advisory regarding a security update to Adobe Flash Player

Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/02/microsoft-patch-tuesday-february-2019.html

Snort SIDs: 49070 - 49072



Title: Adobe releases security updates for multiple products

Description: Adobe released multiple security advisories Tuesday covering several of their products. One of the critical vulnerabilities exists in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. If the attacker tricks the user into opening a specially crafted PDF with specific JavaScript, they could cause heap corruption by exploiting this vulnerability. The user could also trigger this bug if they open a specially crafted email attachment.

Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb19-07.html

Snort SIDs: 48293, 48294


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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY


The U.S. government is warning that theres been a rise in romance-related attacks online in the leadup to Valentines Day.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/02/romance-scams-will-cost-you


Several iOS apps record the users screen without their permission via a third-party analytics firm.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/iphone-session-replay-screenshots/


Google security researchers say two recently patched iOS bugs had been exploited in the wild.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/02/07/google-warns-hackers-abused-apple-ios-bugsupdate-your-iphone-now/#38aa284b7320


Blockchain technology could prove useful in an effort to stop police body cameras from being tampered with.

https://www.wired.com/story/amber-authenticate-video-validation-blockchain-tampering-deepfakes/


Email provider VFEmail suffered what its calling a catastrophic attack.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/02/email-provider-vfemail-suffers-catastrophic-hack/


Russia is working on a plan to remove itself from the global internet by routing all of its data through the country rather than internationally.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47198426


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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-2018-8653

Title:     Microsoft Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 11, Internet Explorer 10. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8643.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-15982

Title:     Adobe Flash Player Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Adobe

Description: A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.153 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2018-15982 exists in the wild.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-10933  

Title:     libssh Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

Vendor: libssh

Description: A vulnerability was found in libssh's server-side state machine before versions 0.7.6 and 0.8.4. A malicious client could create channels without first performing authentication, resulting in unauthorized access.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


ID:     CVE-2018-11776  

Title:     Apache Struts 2 Namespace Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (S2-057)

Vendor: Apache Software Foundation

Description: Apache Struts versions 2.3 to 2.3.34 and 2.5 to 2.5.16 suffer from possible Remote Code Execution when using results with no namespace and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace. Same possibility when using url tag which doesn't have value and action set and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-2628

Title:     Oracle Weblogic Deserialization Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Oracle

Description: Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: WLS Core Components). Supported versions that are affected are 10.3.6.0, 12.1.3.0, 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.3. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via T3 to compromise Oracle WebLogic Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle WebLogic Server.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


ID:     CVE-2018-8174

Title:     Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: The VBScript engine contains a remote code execution vulnerability due to how it handles objects in memory. An attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-7600

Title:     Drupal Core Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (SA-CORE-2018-002)

Vendor: Drupal

Description: Drupal before 7.58, 8.x before 8.3.9, 8.4.x before 8.4.6, and 8.5.x before 8.5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code because of an issue affecting multiple subsystems with default or common module configurations.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-0886

Title:     Microsoft Credential Security Support Provider Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: The Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and R2, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, 1703, and 1709 Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server, version 1709 allows a remote code execution vulnerability due to how CredSSP validates request during the authentication process, aka "CredSSP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability".

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES Feb. 7 - 14:

COMPILED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP


SHA 256: 04edbb92c51ef022f062305aeb9c94d38ede2af1b303c6f62af44d67a27148af

MD5: 72722777d66068638c3fad04adfd71cf

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/04edbb92c51ef022f062305aeb9c94d38ede2af1b303c6f62af44d67a27148af/details

Typical Filename: ipts.exe

Claimed Product: Traffic Spirit

Detection Name: W32.04EDBB92C5-95.SBX.TG


SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3

MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3/details

Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe

Claimed Product: qmreportupload

Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos


SHA 256: 18042540b39d543e9e648e5d0b059d2e8c74889bb9353674be59c94da265f393

MD5: 1a5a7532854ab45ac74b1c657fe47941

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/18042540b39d543e9e648e5d0b059d2e8c74889bb9353674be59c94da265f393/details

Typical Filename: helperamc.zip

Claimed Product: Advanced Mac Cleaner

Detection Name: W32.18042540B3-95.SBX.TG


SHA 256: 6d36f92ee3f1a7be56e00118cebf62fc4f3f127e307f5a4e7f008793ca549671

MD5: b23f736c46d9fa238b02c9eb0cea37cf

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/6d36f92ee3f1a7be56e00118cebf62fc4f3f127e307f5a4e7f008793ca549671/details

Typical Filename: CONFIGURETGN.EXE

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.Auto:6d36f9.in03.Talos


SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b

MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b/details

Typical Filename: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc.vir

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21ij.1201


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