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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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December 3, 2015

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 48

Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-11-24 - 2015-12-01

TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Revokes Trust for eDellRoot Certificates As A Preventive Measure

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Title: Lenovo Addresses Pair of Critical Vulnerabilities in Lenovo System Update Service Password
Description: Researchers at IOActive have found a pair of vulnerabilities within the Lenovo System Update Service. One of the two vulnerabilities addressed is a weak random password generator that is used by the service to create a temporary administrator account when fetching updates from Lenovo support. The other vulnerability addressed is a privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a user to download arbitrary executables on the targeted system with administrator privileges. Lenovo System Update versions 5.07.0013 and earlier have been identified to be vulnerable. Lenovo has released updates to address the pair of vulnerabilities.

Title: RSI Video Technologies Videofied Security System Found to Contains Software Using an Insecure Custom Protocol
Description: Researchers have discovered that RSI Video Technologies' Videofied security system contains software that utilizes an insecure custom protocol. These security systems utilize Frontel, a software package that is used to monitor alarm status. One of the vulnerabilities is the use of a hard-coded cryptographic key that is derived from the serial number of the device. Other vulnerabilities that were discovered are the transmissions of messages and videos unencrypted after the AES handshake and insufficient verification of data authenticity. RSI Video Technologies has responded by releasing an update for Frontel to address these issues.
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information


Shields up on potentially unwanted applications in your enterprise

Exploiting F5 ICall::Script Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-3628)

Hilton Acknowledges Credit Card Breach

Feds don't need a warrant to read your emails. Congress wants that to change

Cutting the Lights: Vulnerabilities in a Billboard Lighting System


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-2015-3628
Title: F5 Multiple Products iCall Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: F5 Networks
Description: Multiple F5 Networks Inc. products could allow attackers to gain escalated privileges on the targeted host due to a vulnerability in the iCall SOAP Interface.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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 and 19.x through on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 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)

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-11-24 - 2015-12-01:

SHA 256: 818C7383DDA31C34688F471E80FAE70211F121C0BE29BA75107E0D289DADEC7A
MD5: c19e483b61044a4e82adf8aa571859b8
Typical Filename: ApplicationManager
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: OSX.Variant:SpigotD.18mx.1201

SHA 256: 2E1224AEF20DA8473C55A425380A1441C44FC947A4E07E28710F55846C3BD947
MD5: a1a1993ad220737ca080d20f91446a8f
Typical Filename: ApplicationManager
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: OSX.Variant:SpigotD.18mp.1201

SHA 256: 3B17689A486D68813C31BF2BA610BF36F4B1F5B0403B0316C9833348845306FC
MD5: 37ee9a5257102d876cfae15bccfbbf78
Typical Filename: WebSocketServerApp
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Auto.3b1768.182243.in01

SHA 256: D40150753966BEAA1D23D5CC929E9965ADE8A963D813B946E59E279ED79FAA26
MD5: 5f08355a1355c58664ae895849570457
Typical Filename: ApplicationManager
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: OSX.Variant:SpigotD.18la.1201

SHA 256: F4AE1A3D610A57547F014215A5D7AAED8572CD36AA77A9567C183F11430A6B55
MD5: 51e63633487f9180ec8031980684bf86
Typical Filename: xcfu.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Malware:Pramro.18jn.1201


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