Recent Security Issues


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Title: Threat actors keep updating the EVILNUM malware to carry out various attacks across the financial sector

Description: The EVILNUM malware family is continuously adding anti-detection techniques as its owners target various organizations in the financial sector. The actors use EVILNUM in conjunction with Cardinal RAT to infect systems. In the past, the actors have targeted organizations in Israel, but researchers say there are no clues to where they may strike next. As of earlier this month, only eight anti-virus detection engines on VirusTotal were detecting this malware.

Reference: https://www.cyberscoop.com/evilnum-financial-malware-prevailion/

Snort SIDs: 54040 - 54045


Title: Adversaries use SaltStack vulnerabilities to go after data centers

Description: Attackers are using two recently disclosed vulnerabilities in the SaltStack automation software to target data centers. Adversaries quickly reverse-engineered the exploits after SaltStack disclosed the bugs. So far, victims have only been hit with cryptocurrency mining malware, but users are still urged to patch SaltStack, an open-source, Python-based software, as soon as possible.

Reference: https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/security/hackers-exploiting-saltstack-vulnerability-hit-data-centers

Snort SIDs: 54030 - 54033

Security News


A previously unknown tool from the Grayshift group can allow law enforcement agencies to secretly record users' iPhone passcodes when they enter them into the device.

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/20/capture-an-iphone-passcode/


The new Unc0ver tool allows users to jailbreak iOS versions 11 to 13.5.

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-ios-unc0ver-jailbreak/


The infamous NSO Group reportedly used spoofed Facebook URLs to entice users into downloading spyware onto their mobile devices.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4p3w/nso-group-hack-fake-facebook-domain


British security researchers say threat groups are increasingly targeting users who are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/24/hacking-attacks-on-home-workers-see-huge-rise-during-lockdown


The Red Cross is urging national governments to pursue threat actors who target health care organizations and take more decisive action against them.

https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/red-cross-open-letter-healthcare-cyber-attacks-covid-19


At least four US states have warned individuals who applied for COVID-19 unemployment relief that their personal data may have been leaked.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/four-states-warn-unemployment-benefits-applicants-about-data-leaks-n1212431


Signal, an encrypted messaging app, is rolling out a new PIN feature for users to recover their data if they lose or need to replace their device.

https://signal.org/blog/signal-pins/


Security researchers uncovered ways to track military personnel using the popular Untappd beer-rating app.

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/18/military-and-intelligence-personnel-can-be-tracked-with-the-untappd-beer-app/


Facial recognition algorithms are already adapting to more individuals wearing face coverings in public.

https://www.cnet.com/news/your-face-mask-selfies-could-be-training-the-next-facial-recognition-tool/

Vulnerabilities with Exploits


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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

activity.


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-2020-0096

Title: Google Android Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Vendor: Google

Description: Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In startActivities of ActivityStartController.java, there is a possible escalation of privilege due to a confused deputy. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


ID: CVE-2020-9484

Title: Apache Tomcat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Apache

Description: When using Apache Tomcat versions if a) an attacker is able to control the contents and name of a file on the server; and b) the server is configured to use the PersistenceManager with a FileStore; and c) the PersistenceManager is configured with sessionAttributeValueClassNameFilter="null" (the default unless a SecurityManager is used) or a sufficiently lax filter to allow the attacker provided object to be deserialized; and d) the attacker knows the relative file path from the storage location used by FileStore to the file the attacker has control over; then, using a specifically crafted request, the attacker will be able to trigger remote code execution via deserialization of the file under their control. Note that all of conditions a) to d) must be true for the attack to succeed.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


ID: CVE-2020-1048

Title: Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly allows arbitrary writing to the file system. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with elevated system privileges.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


ID: CVE-2020-3153

Title: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Vulnerability

Vendor: Cisco

Description: A vulnerability in the installer component of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows could allow an authenticated local attacker to copy user-supplied files to system level directories with system level privileges. The vulnerability is due to the incorrect handling of directory paths. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malicious file and copying the file to a system directory. An exploit could allow the attacker to copy malicious files to arbitrary locations with system level privileges.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)


ID: CVE-2020-8617

Title: ISC BIND Denial of Service Vulnerability

Vendor: Multi-Vendor

Description: Using a specially crafted message, an attacker may potentially cause a BIND server to reach an inconsistent state if the attacker knows (or successfully guesses) the name of a TSIG key used by the server. Since BIND, by default, configures a local session key even on servers whose configuration does not otherwise make use of it, almost all current BIND servers are vulnerable. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly perform other attacks.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)


ID: CVE-2019-7192

Title: QNAP Pre-Auth Root Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Qnap

Description: QTS (QNAP Turbo NAS System) is a Turbo NAS Operating System, providing file storage, backup, disaster recovery, security management and virtualization applications for businesses; multimedia applications. This improper access control vulnerability allows remote attackers to gain unauthorized access to the system.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


ID: CVE-2020-12720

Title: vBulletin Remote SQL Injection Vulnerability

Vendor: vBulletin

Description: A remote SQL injection vulnerability exists in vBulletin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the affected system.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


ID: CVE-2020-1048

Title: Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly allows arbitrary writing to the file system. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with elevated system privileges.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


Prevalent Malware Files


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SHA 256: 85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5

MD5: 8c80dd97c37525927c1e549cb59bcbf3

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

Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe

Claimed Product: Flash Helper Services

Detection Name: Win.Exploit.Shadowbrokers::5A5226262.auto.talos


SHA 256: 64f3633e009650708c070751bd7c7c28cd127b7a65d4ab4907dbe8ddaa01ec8b

MD5: 42143a53581e0304b08f61c2ef8032d7

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/64f3633e009650708c070751bd7c7c28cd127b7a65d4ab4907dbe8ddaa01ec8b/details

Typical Filename: JPMorganChase Instructions SMG 82749206.pdf

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: Pdf.Phishing.Phishing::malicious.tht.talos


SHA 256: dddbfa95401a3f2d9999055b976a0b4ae963e128f7f0d5b043efae29e4306c4a

MD5: 3409ff801cb177f6df26cfec8f4528ae

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/dddbfa95401a3f2d9999055b976a0b4ae963e128f7f0d5b043efae29e4306c4a/details

Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe

Claimed Product: Flash Helper Services

Detection Name: PUA.Win.Adware.Flashserv::100.sbx.vioc


SHA 256: 28c33a9676f04274b2868c1a2c092503a57d38833f0f8b964d55458623b82b6e

MD5: b065af93b5fd551526705b5968d0ca10

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/28c33a9676f04274b2868c1a2c092503a57d38833f0f8b964d55458623b82b6e/details

Typical Filename: vscekgp.exe

Claimed Product: NTLM Shared Functionality

Detection Name: W32.28C33A9676-100.SBX.TG


SHA 256: a545df34334b39522b9cc8cc0c11a1591e016539b209ca1d4ab8626d70a54776

MD5: 5d34464531ddbdc7b0a4dba5b4c1cfea

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/a545df34334b39522b9cc8cc0c11a1591e016539b209ca1d4ab8626d70a54776/details

Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe

Claimed Product: Flash Helper Services

Detection Name: PUA.Win.Adware.Flashserv::in03.talos