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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 10, 2015
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 15, Num. 49

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 2015-12-01 - 2015-12-08
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Releases Monthly Set of Patches for December 2015

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TRAINING UPDATE

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--SANS Las Vegas 2016 | Las Vegas, NV | January 9-14, 2016 |
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--SANS Security East 2016 | New Orleans, LA | January 25-30, 2016 |
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- --Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training | DC | Feb 3-10, 2016 | Enabling organizations to build effective cyber threat intelligence analysis capabilities. Two days of Summit talks and 5 courses including the new FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence course.
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Microsoft Releases Monthly Set of Patches for December 2015
Description: Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins with month's release containing 12 bulletins addressing 71 vulnerabilities. Eight bulletins are rated "Critical" target Graphics Component, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Uniscribe, and VBScript. The other four bulletins are rated "Important" and target Kernel Mode Drivers, Media Center, Windows, and Windows PGM.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-dec
Snort SID: 36917, 36988, 35149-35150, 36673-36674, 36918-36953, 36956-36977, 36980-36987, 36989-37004, 37009-37013

Title: Adobe Releases Security Bulletin For Flash Player Addressing 77 Vulnerabilities
Description: Adobe has releases a massive security bulletin for Flash Player containing fixes for 77 vulnerabilities. Various types of vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution were fixed such as use-after-free, buffer overflow, integer overflow, and type confusion vulnerabilities. Flash Player versions 11.2.202.548 for Linux, 18.0.0.261 ESR, and 19.0.0.241 have been identified as vulnerable. Users are advised to patch as soon a possible to reduce the risk of compromise.
Reference:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-32.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: Apple Releases Patches for OS X, iOS, and other products
Description: Apple has released security updates for a large number of currently supported products such as Mac OS X, iOS, Safari, and Xcode. Over 50 vulnerabilities were addressed by these bulletins. A large number of the vulnerabilities that were patched in the OS X advisory could lead to arbitrary code execution or privilege escalation attacks, such as in CoreMedia Playback and in libarchive.
Reference:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Microsoft assists law enforcement to help disrupt Dorkbot botnets
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2015/12/02/microsoft-assists-law-enforcement-to-help-disrupt-dorkbot-botnets/

Let's Encrypts is now entering public beta
https://letsencrypt.org/2015/12/03/entering-public-beta.html

I See Your True ECHO_REQUEST Patterns (Pinging Data Away)
http://blog.safebreach.com/2015/12/02/i-see-your-true-echo_request-patterns-pinging-data-away/

hashcat and oclHashcat have gone open source
https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-4880.html

Epic failure of Phone House & Dutch telecom providers to protect personal data: How I could access 12+ million records #phonehousegate
http://sijmen.ruwhof.net/weblog/608-personal-data-of-dutch-telecom-providers-extremely-poorly-protected-how-i-could-access-12-million-records

MMD-0045-2015 - KDefend: a new ELF threat with a disclaimer
http://blog.malwaremustdie.org/2015/12/mmd-0045-2015-kdefend-new-elf-threat.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-2014-4114
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE - Remote Code Execution "Sandworm" Exploit (MS14-060)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft 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 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted OLE object in an Office document, as exploited in the wild with a "Sandworm" attack in June through October 2014, aka "Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3628
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-2015-7645
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)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-12-01 - 2015-12-08:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 47155456520DF69CA740B541C4791AF489ADF9A695AD7C9B5CD850EF745B7067
MD5: 322d75bc7d998ab181101ef2d076870c
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/47155456520DF69CA740B541C4791AF489ADF9A695AD7C9B5CD850EF745B7067/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: emailreceipt_20150130R2155644709.xls
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.4715545652-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 289791A491A5B13674291A627C34664DB21F7F66268CF5841176EAA1D2A5C096
MD5: 48fb5053c9a405e8de03bd7166ec3763
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/289791A491A5B13674291A627C34664DB21F7F66268CF5841176EAA1D2A5C096/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: emailreceipt_20150130R2155644709.xls
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.289791A491-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 7D3CDE6C92562A2EF510957F57B6F89DEEE72C09E4A67781878E61DACE42351C
MD5: 4adb52397a7db4612aa5f36155688a2f
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/7D3CDE6C92562A2EF510957F57B6F89DEEE72C09E4A67781878E61DACE42351C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: emailreceipt_20150130R2155644709.xls
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7D3CDE6C92-95.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.18lf.1201

SHA 256: 4B85FC862283FA66ACABE7423E8C581CA3805D30C38FE6F2F4126F9AEAEA7C7F
MD5: 022f3544841058c3b3e8126d21d49a60
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/4B85FC862283FA66ACABE7423E8C581CA3805D30C38FE6F2F4126F9AEAEA7C7F/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: BrowserInfo.exe
Claimed Product: Browser Info
Detection Name: W32.4B85FC8622-100.SBX.VIOC

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