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November 2, 2017


     @RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

                    November 2, 2017 - Vol. 17, Num. 44

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 10-24-2017 - 10-31-2017


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS, macOS; Addresses KRACK Vulnerabilities in Various Platforms

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Title: Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS, macOS; Addresses KRACK Vulnerabilities in Various Platforms

Description: Apple has released security updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, Safari, iTunes, and iCloud for Windows. The update for macOS addresses 148 vulnerabilities while the update for iOS addresses 20 vulnerabilities. Note that the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) vulnerabilities that were previous disclosed were addressed across all applicable platforms in these updates.

Reference: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Snort SID: Detecting pending release of vulnerability information

Title: Oracle Releases Emergency Out of Band Patch for Oracle Identity Manager

Description: Oracle has released an emergency out-of-band security update for Oracle Identity Manager. This update resolves CVE-2017-10151, a severe vulnerability that could "result in complete compromise of Oracle Identity Manager." Oracle has advised customers that due to the nature and severity vulnerability, this update should be applied "without delay."

Reference: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/alert-cve-2017-10151-4016513.html

Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information



Detecting CrackMapExec (CME) with Bro, Sysmon, and Powershell logs


Defeating Google's audio reCaptcha with 85% accuracy


Messing with the Google Buganizer System for $15,600 in Bounties


WannaCry ransomware: Hospitals were warned to patch system to protect against cyber-attack - but didn't


Slack SAML authentication bypass






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


ID:     CVE-2017-8759

Title:     Microsoft .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft .NET Framework processes untrusted input. Microsoft is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2017-8759 exists in the wild and is being used in targeted attacks.

Microsoft published a .NET security update to address this issue.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-9805

Title:     Apache Struts REST plugin Remote Code Execution (S2-052)

Vendor: Apache Struts

Description: The REST Plugin is using a XStreamHandler with an instance of XStream for deserialization without any type filtering and this can lead to Remote Code Execution when deserializing XML payloads.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-0037

Title:     Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Code Execution (MS17-007)

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and 11 and Microsoft Edge have a type confusion issue in the Layout::MultiColumnBoxBuilder::HandleColumnBreakOnColumnSpanningElement function in mshtml.dll, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a crafted Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) token sequence and crafted JavaScript code that operates on a TH element.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-0145

Title:     Microsoft Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: The SMBv1 server in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1; Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8.1; Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2; Windows RT 8.1; and Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607; and Windows Server 2016 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets, aka "Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This vulnerability is different from those described in CVE-2017-0143, CVE-2017-0144, CVE-2017-0146, and CVE-2017-0148.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-0290

Title:     Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within any file scanned by this engine.  

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-3881

Title:     Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Cluster Management Protocol Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Cisco

Description: A vulnerability in the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP) processing code in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of an affected device or remotely execute code with elevated privileges. The Cluster Management Protocol utilizes Telnet internally as a signaling and command protocol between cluster members. The vulnerability is due to the combination of two factors: (1) the failure to restrict the use of CMP-specific Telnet options only to internal, local communications between cluster members and instead accept and process such options over any Telnet connection to an affected device; and (2) the incorrect processing of malformed CMP-specific Telnet options. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed CMP-specific Telnet options while establishing a Telnet session with an affected Cisco device configured to accept Telnet connections. An exploit could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the device or cause a reload of the affected device. This affects Catalyst switches, Embedded Service 2020 switches, Enhanced Layer 2 EtherSwitch Service Module, Enhanced Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module, Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (CGESM) for HP, IE Industrial Ethernet switches, ME 4924-10GE switch, RF Gateway 10, and SM-X Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvd48893.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2017-5638

Title:     Apache Struts2 Input Validation Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Apache

Description: The Jakarta Multipart parser in Apache Struts 2 2.3.x before 2.3.32 and 2.5.x before mishandles file upload, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a #cmd= string in a crafted Content-Type HTTP header, as exploited in the wild in March 2017.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID:     CVE-2016-7892

Title:     Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Adobe

Description: Remote exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7892 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited targeted attacks.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 10-24-2017 - 10-31-2017



SHA 256: 226c8142b93522070386c69f0999a9acc10fd11709303e75a6253ba58423d409

MD5: 71696430ccefb1446e2a894fde1b7e29

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/226c8142b93522070386c69f0999a9acc10fd11709303e75a6253ba58423d409/analysis/#additional-info

Typical Filename: Invoice 492381408 10.31.2017.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.226C8142B9-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 81b264cfd5ef6de817d4f1b31e5c887f384ede6eefe7ca628fdcde880a159332

MD5: f9172ba91024667819c39a829374e1a8

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/81b264cfd5ef6de817d4f1b31e5c887f384ede6eefe7ca628fdcde880a159332/analysis/#additional-info

Typical Filename: filename-8.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.81B264CFD5-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 7a81c498fa2c4bead2792bfa636d2c32f9f630b92c0aa1cceacfb5403aeb0909

MD5: b5a4adcd6bfbfe4e2691ac3490a41252

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/7a81c498fa2c4bead2792bfa636d2c32f9f630b92c0aa1cceacfb5403aeb0909/analysis/#additional-info

Typical Filename: Invoice 040080054 10.30.2017.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.7A81C498FA-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: d7d6c97d20d8bb7032dfc62e7b411e4967dc94949d7c9aeda3db5055e4f439e4

MD5: 82a1abfaec07df57de426d9ecfff07c6

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/d7d6c97d20d8bb7032dfc62e7b411e4967dc94949d7c9aeda3db5055e4f439e4/analysis/#additional-info

Typical Filename: Invoice 588385935 10.30.2017.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: DOCX.Auto:d7d6c97d20.in05.Talos

SHA 256: 66c1be89ca96319d92600aefeecade28ecf312682d94846032ad8fa3635a1575

MD5: f3b0d821b2d34c48b81cd4feceafecb3

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/66c1be89ca96319d92600aefeecade28ecf312682d94846032ad8fa3635a1575/analysis/#additional-info

Typical Filename: Invoice 730684908 10.31.2017.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.66C1BE89CA-95.SBX.TG


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