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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 29, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 43

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 2015-10-20 - 2015-10-27
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Oracle Releases Security Update for Java, Oracle Database, Solaris, and Other Products

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

Title: Oracle Releases Security Update for Java, Oracle Database, Solaris, and Other Products
Description: Oracle has released their quarterly bundle of security updates which address 154 vulnerabilities across 57 different products. This quarter's release addresses 7 vulnerabilities in Oracle Database Server, 1 of which is remotely exploitable without authentication. The Java security update contains fixes for 25 vulnerabilities addressed. Other products, such as Peoplesoft and Solaris, also had updates released.
Reference:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: NTP Project Releases Security Update for Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd)
Description: The NTP Project has released a security advisory for Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) to address 13 security vulnerabilities. According to the NTP Project, the "only generally-exploitable bug" is CVE-2015-7871, which is an error handling logic flaw that could force ntpd processes on targeted servers to peer with time sources of the attacker's choosing.
Reference:
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice#October_2015_NTP_Security_Vulner
Snort SID: 35831, 36250-36253, 36536

Title: Adobe Releases Critical Security Update for Shockwave Player
Description: Adobe has released a out-of-band security bulletin for Shockwave Player to address a critical vulnerability. CVE-2015-7649 could "potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Shockwave Player versions 12.2.0.162 and older for Windows and Mac are vulnerable.
Reference:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb15-26.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: Joomla! Releases Critical Security Update for its Content Management System
Description: Joomla! has released a critical security update for its Content Management System. This update addresses 3 vulnerabilities, the most severe of which is SQL injection vulnerability and affects Joolma! versions 3.2.0 through 3.4.4. Users are advised to update immediately.
Reference:
https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5634-joomla-3-4-5-released.html
Snort SID: Detection pending

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Exploiting Padding Oracle To Gain Encryption Keys
http://blog.gdssecurity.com/labs/2015/10/26/exploiting-padding-oracle-to-gain-encryption-keys.html

Firefox Nightly starts marking login-forms in HTTP as insecure
https://ma.ttias.be/firefox-nightly-starts-marking-login-forms-in-http-as-insecure/

Heaven's gate and a chameleon code (x86/64)
http://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2015/10/26/heavens-gate-and-a-chameleon-code-x8664/

NSA's Divorce from ECC Causing Crypto Hand-Wringing
https://threatpost.com/nsas-divorce-from-ecc-causing-crypto-hand-wringing/115150/

Update to Gate.Worm File Infector Hijacks Files
https://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/update-to-gate-worm-file-infector-hijacks-files/

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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-2015-7007
Title: Apple OS X Input Validation Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Apple
Description: Script Editor in Apple OS X before 10.11.1 allows remote attackers to bypass an intended user-confirmation requirement for AppleScript execution via unspecified vectors.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-7645
Title: Adobe Flash Player Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB15-27)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player 18.x through 18.0.0.252 and 19.x through 19.0.0.207 on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 11.2.202.535 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SWF file, as exploited in the wild in October 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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-2015-5119
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-2015-3113
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 2015-10-20 - 2015-10-27:
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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