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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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October 1, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 39

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/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 2015-09-22 - 2015-09-29
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Cisco Releases Semi-annual IOS and IOS XE Security Advisory Bundle

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TRAINING UPDATE

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- -- SANS Seattle 2015 | Seattle, WA | October 5-10, 2015 |
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2) Master the Game of Who: Leveraging Network Intelligence and User Activity to Combat Insider Threats Thursday, October 08 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00:00 UTC) featuring Vince Berk, Mike Tierney, and Dr. Eric Cole as Moderator.
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3) Threats in the Unknown: Applied intelligence-driven approaches to real-time threat detection. Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC) with Jasper Graham, Former NSA Technical Director.
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Cisco Releases Semi-annual IOS and IOS XE Security Advisory Bundle
Description: Cisco has released its semi-annual IOS and IOS XE Security Advisory Bundle, addressing four vulnerabilities in IOS and IOS XE. The most severe vulnerability is a SSHv2 Authentication Bypass flaw in IOS and IOS XE. The remaining three vulnerabilities are denial-of-service flaws the manifest due to a failure to properly process certain packets. Cisco has released software updates to address these vulnerabilities.
Reference:
http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/Cisco_ERP_sep15.html

Title: Researchers Identify Two Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in TrueCrypt; VeraCrypt Patched
Description: Researchers have identified two privilege escalation vulnerabilities in TrueCrypt, the free encryption utility that was discontinued in May 2014. The most critical vulnerability could be exploited by abusing drive letter handling in Windows. These vulnerabilities have been patched in VeraCrypt, a fork of the TrueCrypt project, but will remain unpatched in TrueCrypt.
Reference:
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Release%20Notes

Title: Microsoft Revokes Trust for Certificates Leaked by D-Link
Description: Microsoft has revoked the trust for the four certificates leaked by D-Link last week. While these certificates could not be used to issue other certificates or impersonate other domains, they could be used to sign code. As a precaution, these certificates have been removed from Microsoft Certificate Trust List.
Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/3097966

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The Inside Story Behind MS08-067
http://blogs.technet.com/b/johnla/archive/2015/09/26/the-inside-story-behind-ms08-067.aspx

Babadook: Connection-less Powershell Persistent and Resilient "Backdoor"
http://wroot.org/posts/babadook-connection-less-powershell-persistent-and-resilient-backdoor/

TeslaCrypt revisited
https://labs.opendns.com/2015/09/29/teslacrypt-revisited/

An interesting detail about Control Flow Guard
http://labs.bromium.com/2015/09/28/an-interesting-detail-about-control-flow-guard/

OPM Now Admits 5.6M Feds? Fingerprints Were Stolen By Hackers
http://www.wired.com/2015/09/opm-now-admits-5-6m-feds-fingerprints-stolen-hackers/

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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-2015-2509
Title: Microsoft Windows Media Center MCL Vulnerability (MS15-100)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: indows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link (mcl) file, aka "Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-6332
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE Automation Array Memory Corruption Code Execution Vulnerability (MS14-064)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: The management console in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) 12.1 before 12.1-RU6-MP1 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via a crafted password-reset action that triggers a new administrative session.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2015-5122
Title: Adobe Flash Player Use-after-Free Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: A use-after-free vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player. The error occurs in the opaqueBackground property 7 setter of the flash.display.DisplayObject class.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-5119
Title: Adobe Flash ActionScript 3 ByteArray Use-After-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the ByteArray class in the ActionScript 3 (AS3) implementation in Adobe Flash Player 13.x through 13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted Flash content that overrides a ValueOf function, as exploited in the wild in July 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3090
Title: Adobe Flash Player ShaderJob Buffer Overflow
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.289 and 14.x through 17.x before 17.0.0.188 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.460 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 17.0.0.172, Adobe AIR SDK before 17.0.0.172, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 17.0.0.172 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3078, CVE-2015-3089, and CVE-2015-3093.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3113
Title: Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow (APSB15-14)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.x before 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in June 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) =========================================================

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-09-22 - 2015-09-29:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C
MD5: af846734eff01cb1131bfdef622bbdeb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: inf_pu_toolkit.swf
Claimed Product: Infinity Popup Toolkit
Detection Name: SWF.INF.PU.TOOLKIT.tht.VRT

SHA 256: 26A92873992B5A674EA953131A4EFFC119DEE0BC74DA8FFA43F4D8DE7DF3C169
MD5: 86a5b6dda0dfcab5317e52f7ffd51aca
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/26A92873992B5A674EA953131A4EFFC119DEE0BC74DA8FFA43F4D8DE7DF3C169/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: supboena_for_defamation.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.26A9287399-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6
MD5: f86280b1bccf1069d66529f752b9d430
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Runner.exe
Claimed Product: Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.SearchProtect:GenMaliciousAIBH.18jr.1201

SHA 256: 085C0598775F86E525A2E2E6673653627842CA8AAAE6BDE1CD304221801656B9
MD5: fd822078f3e92412634f7aca13d7ad7b
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/085C0598775F86E525A2E2E6673653627842CA8AAAE6BDE1CD304221801656B9/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: My_Resume_13751.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Auto.085c05.MASH.SR.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 8BA48D47F3D06CF8DD959C03982E555A08235532C80E36D093B97C9808989534
MD5: bb7b415a4e30aa573fff66c208e57d30
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/8BA48D47F3D06CF8DD959C03982E555A08235532C80E36D093B97C9808989534/analysis/#additional-info Typical Filename: pdfforgeToolbar.exe
Claimed Product: pdfforge Toolbar v22.1
Detection Name: W32.8BA48D47F3-100.SBX.VIOC

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