SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
Title: ObliqueRAT spreads via malicious documents
Description: Cisco Talos has observed a malware campaign that utilizes malicious Microsoft Office documents (maldocs) to spread a remote access trojan (RAT) we're calling "ObliqueRAT." These maldocs use malicious macros to deliver the second-stage RAT payload. Network-based detection, although important, should be combined with endpoint protections to combat this threat and provide multiple layers of security. According to Talos researchers, ObliqueRAT has connections to the adversaries behind the CrimsonRAT discovered last year.
Snort SIDs: 53152 - 53163
Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Description: Cisco Data Center Network Manager contains a privilege escalation vulnerability and a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. Cisco disclosed the high-severity vulnerabilities late last week. In the case of the privilege escalation vulnerability, an attacker could exploit the Network Manager in a way that would allow them to interact with the API with administrator-level privileges. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to interact with the API with administrative privileges.
Snort SIDs: Snort Rule 53171 - 53176