Recent Security Issues


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Title: Cisco urging users to update Firepower Management Center immediately to fix severe bug

Description: Cisco disclosed a high-severity vulnerability in its Firepower Management Center last week that could allow an attacker to bypass the usual authentication steps. The vulnerability -- which was assigned a 9.8 severity score out of 10 -- exists in the way Firepower handles LDAP authentication responses from an external authentication server. An attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to the device. Users are also encouraged to turn off LDAP configuration on their devices. Cisco also disclosed seven high-severity flaws and 19 medium-severity security issues in some of its other products, including Smart Software Manager.

Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/cisco-patch-this-critical-firewall-bug-in-firepower-management-center/

Snort SIDs: 52627 - 52632, 52641 - 52646


Title: Exploitation of Citrix vulnerability spikes after POC released, patches followed

Description: Citrix rushed out a patch for its Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway products after proof of concept code leaked for a major vulnerability. The company first disclosed CVE-2019-19781 in December, saying a patch was forthcoming. But security researchers have noticed an uptick in exploitation attacks, forcing Citrix to move up its timeline.

Reference: https://threatpost.com/citrix-patch-rollout-critical-rce-flaw/152041/

Snort SIDs: 52620


Security News


After coming under fire in a high-profile New York Times article, facial recognition company Clearview says it helped law enforcement track down and arrest a terror suspect, though those claims are impossible to verify.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/clearview-ai-nypd-facial-recognition


Facebook blamed Apple for the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' iPhone, saying that its WhatsApp software encrypts its messages, thus they couldn't have been stolen.

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/facebook-says-apple-is-to-blame-for-hacking-of-jeff-bezos-phone.html


While facial recognition in schools may make students, parents and teachers feel safer, there is little evidence to suggest it will actually prevent or deter school shootings.

https://www.cnet.com/features/facial-recognition-in-schools-even-supporters-say-it-wont-stop-shootings/


Mac users are still falling victim to fake Adobe Flash Player updates that deliver malware, despite security researchers acknowledging it's easy to spot and uses outdated TTPs.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/mac-users-are-getting-bombarded-by-laughably-unsophisticated-malware/


Hacking group OurMine appeared to take over 15 NFL teams' Twitter accounts Monday, using the platform to post a message saying that "everything is hackable."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-27/nfl-teams-twitter-accounts-get-hacked-just-ahead-of-super-bowl


Virtual meeting software Zoom patched a vulnerability that could allow any user to access private meetings.

https://threatpost.com/zoom-fixed-flaw-opening-meetings-to-hackers/152266/


Several recent cyber attacks targeted at governments in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hacking groups with ties to the Turkish government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-hijack-exclusive/exclusive-hackers-acting-in-turkeys-interests-believed-to-be-behind-recent-cyberattacks-sources-idUSKBN1ZQ10X


The top election officials from all 50 states will convene for a meeting in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss threats to the 2020 presidential election.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/27/799284035/election-officials-to-convene-amid-historic-focus-on-voting-and-interference


Police in Tokyo, Japan are running cybersecurity exercises to prepare for potential cyber attack during the Summer Olympics, with thousands of Japanese workers expected to work remotely during the games to avoid traffic.

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2020012700767/tokyo-police-start-drills-against-cyberattacks-targeting-teleworking.html

Vulnerabilities with Exploits


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-2019-19781
Title: Citrix ADC And Citrix Gateway Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Citrix
Description: A vulnerability has been identified in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) formerly known as NetScaler ADC and Citrix Gateway formerly known as NetScaler Gateway that, if exploited, could allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform arbitrary code execution. Successfully exploiting this issue will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2020-0609
Title: Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests. This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code on the target system.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2020-0604
Title: Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft SharePoint when the software fails to check the source markup of an application package. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the SharePoint application pool and the SharePoint server farm account.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2020-7247
Title: OpenBSD OpenSMTPD Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: OpenBSD
Description: OpenBSD OpenSMTPD mail server is exposed to remote command execution vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands with elevated privileges. This vulnerability exists in OpenBSD's mail server OpenSMTPD's "smtp_mailaddr()" function, and affects OpenBSD version 6.6. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands like "sleep 66" as root user.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2020-0601
Title: Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows CryptoAPI validates Elliptic Curve Cryptography certificates. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by using a spoofed code-signing certificate to sign a malicious executable, making it appear the file was from a trusted, legitimate source.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


Prevalent Malware Files


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SHA 256: 85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5

MD5: 8c80dd97c37525927c1e549cb59bcbf3

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5/details

Typical Filename: eternalblue-2.2.0.exe

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.85B936960F.5A5226262.auto.Talos


SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3

MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3/details

Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe

Claimed Product: qmreportupload

Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos


SHA 256: c0cdd2a671195915d9ffb5c9533337db935e0cc2f4d7563864ea75c21ead3f94

MD5: 7c38a43d2ed9af80932749f6e80fea6f

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c0cdd2a671195915d9ffb5c9533337db935e0cc2f4d7563864ea75c21ead3f94/details

Typical Filename: xme64-520.exe

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: PUA.Win.File.Coinminer::1201


SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f

MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f/details

Typical Filename: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201


SHA 256: d91abcd024d4172fadc5aa82750a18796a549207b76f624b8a9d165459379258

MD5: a917d39a8ef125300f2f38ff1d1ab0db

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/d91abcd024d4172fadc5aa82750a18796a549207b76f624b8a9d165459379258/details

Typical Filename: FFChromeSetters

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: PUA.Osx.Adware.Macsearch::agent.tht.talos