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@RISK Newsletter for March 21, 2013 The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 13, Num. 12

Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked.

Archived issues may be found at https://www.qualys.com/research/sans-at-risk/


CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
USEFUL EXPLANATIONS OF HOW NEW ATTACKS WORK
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 3/12/2013 - 3/19/2013


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Cisco published an advisory on Monday of

this week detailing the insecurity of its new password hashing algorithm
for IOS 15 devices. While an attacker would need read access to the
password file stored on the system in order to exploit this
vulnerability, the new scheme is so trivial to crack that users of Cisco
gear are being urged to avoid IOS version 15 until a fix has been made
available.


NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES SELECTED BY THE SOURCEFIRE VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

Title: Cisco’s new password hashing scheme easily cracked
Description: In an astonishing decision that has left crytographic
experts scratching their heads, engineer’s for Cisco’s IOS operating
system chose to switch to a one-time SHA256 encoding - without salt -
for storing passwords on the device. This decision leaves password
hashes vulnerable to high-speed cracking - modern graphics cards can
compute over 2 billion SHA256 hashes in a second - and is actually
considerably less secure than Cisco’s previous implementation. As users
cannot downgrade their version of IOS without a complete reinstall, and
no fix is yet available, security experts are urging users to avoid
upgrades to IOS version 15 at this time.
Reference:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/cisco-switches-to-weaker-hashing-scheme-passwords-cracked-wide-open/
Snort SID: N/A
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Samsung Android lock screen bypass
Description: Researcher Terence Eden has disclosed a second method for
bypassing lock screens on Android devices manufactured by Samsung (the
flaw is specific to their devices, and does not appear on other Android
phones). Coming on the heels of other recent lock screen issues with
both Android and iOS devices, Samsung has responded to Eden - who
disclosed the flaw to them in February - and noted that a fix will be
made available soon.
Reference:
http://www.zdnet.com/new-samsung-flaw-allows-total-bypass-of-android-lock-screen-7000012888/
Snort SID: N/A
ClamAV: N/A

Title: Adobe Flash Player heap overflow vulnerability
Description: A new heap-based vulnerability in Adobe’s popular Flash
Player was disclosed by the company last week, as part of it standard
patch cycle. The vulnerability, which was not being exploited in the
wild at the time of the patch, is however likely to be used by attackers
in the near future, given Flash’s track record as a popular target;
users are urged to patch immediately.
Reference:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-09.html
Snort SID: 26172, 26173
ClamAV: Swf.Exploit.CVE_2013_0646-1


USEFUL EXPLANATIONS OF HOW NEW ATTACKS WORK

New collision attacks on SHA-1 based on optimal joint local-collision analysis:
http://marc-stevens.nl/research/papers/EC13-S.pdf

Flaw leaves EA Origin platform users open to attack:
http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/flaw-leaves-ea-origin-platform-users-open-attack-031813

‘ADP package delivery notification’ emails lead to Black Hole exploit kit:
http://blog.webroot.com/2013/03/18/adp-package-delivery-notification-themed-emails-lead-to-black-hole-exploit-kit/

Polycom Command Shell root access vulnerability:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Mar/148

Latest Adobe PDF threat used to target Tibetan, Uyghur activists:
http://labs.alienvault.com/labs/index.php/2013/latest-adobe-pdf-exploit-used-to-target-uyghur-and-tibetan-activists/

Credit reports sold for cheap on the Underweb:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/03/credit-reports-sold-for-cheap-in-the-underweb/

Malicious profiles - the sleeping giant of iOS security:
http://blog.skycure.com/2013/03/malicious-profiles-sleeping-giant-of.html

National Vulnerability Database compromised:
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability-management/167901026/security/security-management/240150795/u-s-national-vulnerability-database-hacked.html


RECENT VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE 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-2013-0108
Title: Honeywell HSC Remote Deployer ActiveX Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Honeywell
Description: An ActiveX control in HscRemoteDeploy.dll in Honeywell
Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) R310, R400.2, R410.1, and R410.2;
SymmetrE R310, R410.1, and R410.2; ComfortPoint Open Manager (aka CPO-M)
Station R100; and HMIWeb Browser client packages allows remote attackers
to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2013-1288
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer CTreeNode Use After Free Vulnerability (MS13-021)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web
site, aka “CTreeNode Use After Free Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-1493
Title: Oracle Java SE JVM 2D Subcomponent Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability (Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-1493)
Vendor: Oracle
Description: The color management (CMM) functionality in the 2D
component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 15 and earlier, 6 Update 41 and
earlier, and 5.0 Update 40 and earlier allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (crash) via an image
with crafted raster parameters, which triggers (1) an out-of-bounds read
or (2) memory corruption in the JVM, as exploited in the wild in
February 2013.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-0640, CVE-2013-0641
Title: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB13-07)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x
through 9.5.3, 10.x through 10.1.5, and 11.x through 11.0.1 allows
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document,
as exploited in the wild in February 2013.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-0025
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer SLayoutRun Use-After-Free (MS13-009)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer
8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web
site that triggers access to a deleted object, aka “Internet Explorer
SLayoutRun Use After Free Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 3/12/2013 - 3/19/2013 COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE

SHA 256: 9ade68f592217900f364742f553b1b177ea2cce8d365e00560230db49e386fcf
MD5: 765197626e862524cd850a49baec7031
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/9ade68f592217900f364742f553b1b177ea2cce8d365e00560230db49e386fcf/analysis/
Typical Filename: jf_cf_frostovip.exe
Claimed Product: JF_CF_MiniZM
Claimed Publisher: www.crazyfrost.com

SHA 256: 636fec0f9f19f56f082ad5558aed5e6c323fb44e573e0f94d0d1a1eb3cea7041
MD5: 07fd6e250058a78bcf4d9fa65dee03ab
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/636fec0f9f19f56f082ad5558aed5e6c323fb44e573e0f94d0d1a1eb3cea7041/analysis/
Typical Filename: jf_1hitcf.exe
Claimed Product: JF_CF_MiniZM
Claimed Publisher: www.crazyfrost.com

SHA 256: bcc6188203e7b42073209f9356aa15598f61151217eb25dbd869db0e5b99b0c9
MD5: efac97460bd2e8fad7f5118bc4020fdc
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/bcc6188203e7b42073209f9356aa15598f61151217eb25dbd869db0e5b99b0c9/analysis/
Typical Filename: D3D Damag CF v11.8.exe
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -

SHA 256: fe1e4987cd97c1198da240aa490e94c4def8db61b95815d1379220fd7bed603a
MD5: 595f95f3b1f54d51a179d60804184ceb
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/fe1e4987cd97c1198da240aa490e94c4def8db61b95815d1379220fd7bed603a/analysis/
Typical Filename: jf_1hitcf.exe
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: www.crazyfrost.com

SHA 256: a316c76591ec14102164ef345cd2bd61a8a455724cfcd1591b1fe1d50543ad25
MD5: 7a402a1cf3be24a2eb97e79973df91e7
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/a316c76591ec14102164ef345cd2bd61a8a455724cfcd1591b1fe1d50543ad25/analysis/
Typical Filename: 9DF.exe
Claimed Product: -
Claimed Publisher: -


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