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March 15, 2018


     @RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

                    March 15, 2018 - Vol. 18, Num. 11

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 2018-03-06 - 2018-03-13


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Title: Microsoft Releases Security Bulletins For March 2018

Description: Microsoft has released its monthly set of security bulletins. This month's release addresses 74 new vulnerabilities with 14 of them rated critical and 59 of them rated important. These vulnerabilities impact Internet Explorer, Edge, Exchange, Scripting Engine, Windows Shell and more.


Snort SID: 45873-45884, 45887-45890, 45892-45895, 45900-45903

Title: Adobe Releases Security Bulletins for Flash Player, Dreamweaver, and Connect

Description: Adobe has released security bulletins for Flash Player, Dreamweaver and Connect. The Flash Player bulletin addresses 2 critical remote code execution vulnerabilities that manifest as use-after-free and type confusion conditions. The Dreamweaver bulletin addresses a critical, arbitrary OS command injection flaw. And the Connect bulletin addresses an arbitrary file deletion flaw and an information disclosure flaw. Adobe has released software updates that address these vulnerabilities.




Snort SID: Detection pending

Title: Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Hard-Coded Password Vulnerability

Description: Cisco has released a software update that addresses a vulnerability in Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning (PCP) software which could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker to log in to the underlying Linux operating system via a hard-coded account password on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the affected system via SSH, gain low level access and elevate to root privilege to take full control of the device.


Title: Samba Releases Updates for Two Samba Vulnerabilities

Description: Samba has released two security advisories that address CVE-2018-1050 and CVE-2018-1057. CVE-2018-1050 is a denial of service vulnerability impacting Samba version 4.0.0 onwards and manifests when the RPC spoolss service is configured to run as an external daemon. CVE-2018-1057 is a security feature bypass flaw also affecting Samba 4.0.0 onward. CVE-2018-1057 manifests due to improper permission validation and could allow authenticated users to change other users' passwords. Samba has released software updates that address these vulnerabilities.




Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information



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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-2018-4878

Title:     Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSA18-01)

Vendor: Adobe

Description: A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-4878 exists in the wild and is being used in targeted attacks.

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

ID:     CVE-2017-10271

Title:     Oracle WebLogic WLS Security Component Remote Code Execution

Vendor: Oracle

Description: Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: WLS Security). Supported versions that are affected are,, and Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle WebLogic Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle WebLogic Server.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

ID:     CVE-2017-17562

Title:     EmbedThis GoAhead Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: EmbedThis GoAhead

Description: Embedthis GoAhead before 3.6.5 allows remote code execution if CGI is enabled and a CGI program is dynamically linked. This is a result of initializing the environment of forked CGI scripts using untrusted HTTP request parameters in the cgiHandler function in cgi.c. When combined with the glibc dynamic linker, this behaviour can be abused for remote code execution using special parameter names such as LD_PRELOAD. An attacker can POST their shared object payload in the body of the request, and reference it using /proc/self/fd/0.

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

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-2017-0145

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-2017-3881

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)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2018-03-06 - 2018-03-13



SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b

MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc


Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe

Claimed Product: (none)

Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21cp.1201

SHA 256: 41ee9b1251b490a4619e24b2a25b194ddfd42fdb492deea67620f9ec54761abc

MD5: ad73fa217be65de47a4012af0216880b


Typical Filename:

Claimed Product: Advance Mac Cleaner

Detection Name: W32.Auto:41ee9b.in03.Talos

SHA 256: 7c8e2fa9c2e79093834cb0dd04d41a9a0022ada60920c1ee5423a967f30acff8

MD5: 5d60516dc6b946a3f0074839003a64a4


Typical Filename: 5d60516dc6b946a3f0074839003a64a471a5d38f886a617e053f3efc809029f3701c6036160091.dll

Claimed Product: (none)

Detection Name: W32.Worm:Malwaregen.20mi.1201

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f

MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a


Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe

Claimed Product: (none)

Detection Name: W32.C3E530CC00-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: e099579856d1e32111fc2d53906705cd5f37adb98303b6180cd71f70013dc513

MD5: ec0ac966d2bebdfbe3eeecf497d2eaac


Typical Filename: setup.exe

Claimed Product: (none)

Detection Name: W32.GenericKD.21ek.1201


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