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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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November 5, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 44

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 2015-10-27 - 2015-11-03
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Xen Project Releases Security Advisories for Xen Hypervisor

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TRAINING UPDATE

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

Title: Xen Project Releases Security Advisories for Xen Hypervisor
Description: The Xen Project has released multiple security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been identified in the Xen Hypervisor. In total, 9 vulnerabilities were addressed with the most severe (CVE-2015-7835) being a sandbox escape vulnerability. CVE-2015-7835 could allow malicious PV guest administrators to "escalate privilege so as to control the whole system." Note that only x86 systems with Xen versions 3.4 and onward are vulnerable. The Xen Project has released patches to address these defects.
Reference:
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/

Title: Rockwell Automation Addresses Vulnerabilities in Micrologix 1100 and 1400 PLC Systems
Description: Rockwell Automation has released security advisories for 5 vulnerabilities in the firmware for the Micrologix 1100 and 1400 PLC systems. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to perform a stack-based buffer overflow, unrestricted file uploads, cross-site scripting, or a SQL injection to crash the device, execute arbitrary code, or perform other malicious activities. Rockwell Automation has patch all the vulnerabilities except the buffer overflow vulnerability in the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400 controllers, which will be addressed in a forthcoming firmware update.
Reference:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-15-300-03
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

AutoIt3 nested dolls
http://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2015/10/29/autoit3-nested-dolls/

CVE-2015-7645 (Flash up to 19.0.0.207) Now Being Integrated into Exploit Kits
http://malware.dontneedcoffee.com/2015/10/cve-2015-7645.html

New Bill Would Force Cops To Get Stingray Warrants
http://www.wired.com/2015/11/new-bill-would-force-cops-to-get-warrants-before-spying-with-stingrays/

Google to Symantec: Clean up your act or be branded unsafe
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-symantec-clean-up-your-certificates-or-be-branded-unsafe/

Project Zero: Hack The Galaxy: Hunting Bugs in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2015/11/hack-galaxy-hunting-bugs-in-samsung.html

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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: Windows 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: OleAut32.dll in OLE in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, as demonstrated by an array-redimensioning attempt that triggers improper handling of a size value in the SafeArrayDimen function, aka "Windows OLE Automation Array Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/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-2015-3113
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)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-10-27 - 2015-11-03:
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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