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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 15, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 41

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 2015-10-06 - 2015-10-13
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Releases Monthly Set of Security Advisories for October 2015

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Microsoft Releases Monthly Set of Security Advisories for October 2015
Description: Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins. This month's release is fairly light with a total of 6 bulletins released addressing 33 vulnerabilities. Three bulletins are rated "Critical" and address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, JScript/VBScript, and the Windows Shell. The other three bulletins are rated "Important" and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Office, and the Windows Kernel.
Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-oct
Snort SID: 36427-36428, 36436, 36452, 36458-36459, 34393-34394, 36401-36426, 36429-36448, 36450-36451

Title:Adobe Releases Security Bulletins for Acrobat, Flash Player, and Reader
Description: Adobe has released security bulletins for Acrobat, Flash Player, and Reader. The Flash Player bulletin released on Oct 13, 2015, addresses 13 vulnerabilities for Flash Player 19.0.0.185 and earlier; Flash Player ESR 18.0.0.241 and earlier; and Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.521 and earlier. The Acrobat and Reader bulletin addresses 56 vulnerabilities and is targeted at the Acrobat/Reader X, XI, and DC.
Reference:
- https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb15-24.html
- https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-25.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: Netgear Releases Updated Firmware for Routers Under Attack
Description:Netgear has released updated firmware images in response to public disclosures that its routers were vulnerable to a remotely exploitable authentication bypass zero-day vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an adversary to access the administration portal of a vulnerable device without knowledge of the router password. Routers models JNR1010v2, WNR614, WNR618, JWNR2000v5, WNR2020, JWNR2010v5, WNR1000v4, WNR2020v2 have been identified to be vulnerable and have updated firmware available for download from the Netgear support website.
Reference:
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29959
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Reverse Shell Over SMS (Exploiting CVE-2015-5897)
http://blog.gdssecurity.com/labs/2015/10/13/reverse-shell-over-sms-exploiting-cve-2015-5897.html?f_l=s

Code coverage using dynamic symbolic execution
http://triton.quarkslab.com/blog/Code-coverage-using-dynamic-symbolic-execution/

Amazon Inspector - Automated Security Assessment Service
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-inspector-automated-security-assessment-service/

Duplicate SSL Serial Numbers
https://blog.shodan.io/ssl-serial-number-weirdness/

A close look at an operating botnet
http://conorpp.com/blog/a-close-look-at-an-operating-botnet/

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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-2015-2342
Title: VMware vCenter JMX RMI Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: VMware
Description: The JMX RMI service in VMware vCenter Server 5.0 before u3e, 5.1 before u3b, 5.5 before u3, and 6.0 before u1 does not restrict registration of MBeans, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the RMI protocol.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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 2015-10-06 - 2015-10-13:
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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