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@RISK Newsletter for August 21, 2014 The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

This is a weekly newsletter that provides in-depth analysis of the latest vulnerabilities with straightforward remediation advice. Qualys supplies a large part of the newly-discovered vulnerability content used in this newsletter.


@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
Vol. 14, Num. 33

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
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 8/13/2014 - 8/19/2014


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Patch Tuesday - Patch pulled due

to causing the OS to blue screen


NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Microsoft pulls patch tuesday update causing blue screen of death
Description: A “boot loop” of the OS attempting to boot, followed by a
crash has been determined to be caused by incorrect handling of the
Windows font cache file.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS14-045
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2360740/microsoft-pulls-patch-tuesday-update-causing-blue-screen-of-death

Title: Apple releases security updates Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6
Description: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an
unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6367
Snort SID: Coverage is pending release of vulnerability details.


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

7 Places to Check for Signs of a Targeted Attack in Your Network
blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/7-places-to-check-for-signs-of-a-targeted-attack-in-your-network/

The Windows 8.1 Kernel Patch Protection
http://sfi.re/1vdF0UR

In Lieu of Swap: Analyzing Compressed RAM in Mac OS X and Linux
http://volatility-labs.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-paper-in-lieu-of-swap-analyzing.html

Tool: ParanoiDF - PDF Analysis Suite based on PeePDF by Jose Miguel Esparza
https://github.com/patrickdw123/ParanoiDF

Upcoming talk at Usenix Security Symposium - Study finds firmware
plagued by poor encryption and backdoors
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2464060/study-finds-firmware-plagued-by-poor-encryption-and-backdoors.html

Krysanec trojan: Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps
http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/12/krysanec-trojan-android/

Syrian Hackers Ramp Up RAT Attacks
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/syrian-hackers-ramp-rat-attacks/

Google enhances Safe Browsing service: That’s not the download you’re
looking for…
http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/08/thats-not-download-youre-looking-for.html

New Variant of Bugat Malware Borrows Lucrative Gameover Zeus Techniques
securityintelligence.com/new-variant-of-bugat-malware-borrows-lucrative-gameover-zeus-techniques

Paper: Inside the iOS/AdThief malware
https://www.virusbtn.com/blog/2014/08_12.xml


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-2014-0983
Title: Oracle VirtualBox 3D Acceleration Multiple Memory Corruption
Vulnerabilities
Vendor: Oracle
Description: Multiple array index errors in programs that are
automatically generated by
VBox/HostServices/SharedOpenGL/crserverlib/server_dispatch.py in Oracle
VirtualBox 4.2.x through 4.2.20 and 4.3.x before 4.3.8, when using 3D
Acceleration, allow local guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on
the Chromium server via certain CR_MESSAGE_OPCODES messages with a
crafted index, which are not properly handled by the (1)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB4NUBARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4NubARB
function, (2) CR_VERTEXATTRIB1DARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1dARB function, (3)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB1FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1fARB
function, (4) CR_VERTEXATTRIB1SARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib1sARB function, (5)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB2DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2dARB
function, (6) CR_VERTEXATTRIB2FARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2fARB function, (7)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB2SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib2sARB
function, (8) CR_VERTEXATTRIB3DARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3dARB function, (9)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB3FARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3fARB
function, (10) CR_VERTEXATTRIB3SARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib3sARB function, (11)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB4DARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4dARB
function, (12) CR_VERTEXATTRIB4FARB_OPCODE to the
crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4fARB function, and (13)
CR_VERTEXATTRIB4SARB_OPCODE to the crServerDispatchVertexAttrib4sARB
function.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2013-4490
Title: Gitlab-shell Code Execution
Vendor: gitlab.com
Description: The SSH key upload feature (lib/gitlab_keys.rb) in
gitlab-shell before 1.7.3, as used in GitLab 5.0 before 5.4.1 and 6.x
before 6.2.3, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary
commands via shell metacharacters in the public key.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-3120
Title: ElasticSearch Dynamic Script Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Elasticsearch
Description: The default configuration in Elasticsearch before 1.2
enables dynamic scripting, which allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary MVEL expressions and Java code via the source parameter to
_search.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-2969
Title: Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch Contains Hard-Coded Login
Credentials
Vendor: Netgear
Description: NETGEAR GS108PE Prosafe Plus switches with firmware 1.2.0.5
have a hardcoded password of debugpassword for the ntgruser account,
which allows remote attackers to upload firmware or read or modify
memory contents, and consequently execute arbitrary code, via a request
to (1) produce_burn.cgi, (2) register_debug.cgi, or (3)
bootcode_update.cgi.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.3 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2012-1876
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer Col Element Memory Corruption
Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 9, and 10 Consumer
Preview, does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code by attempting to access a
nonexistent object, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, aka “Col
Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability,” as demonstrated by VUPEN
during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2012.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: N/A
Title: Supermicro Server Motherboard Credential Disclosure Vulnerability
Vendor: Supermicro
Description: Supermicro motherboards store administrator passwords in
plain text, which is available to any attacker who can connect to TCP
port 49152.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-0160
Title: OpenSSL TLS Heartbeat Extension Buffer Oveflow Information
Disclosure Vulnerability (Heartbleed)
Vendor: OpenSSL Project
Description: The (1) TLS and (2) DTLS implementations in OpenSSL 1.0.1
before 1.0.1g do not properly handle Heartbeart Extension packets, which
allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process
memory via crafted packets that trigger a buffer over-read, as
demonstrated by reading private keys, related to d1_both.c and t1_lib.c.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 8/13/2014 - 8/19/2014 COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 7FA235874E199FCB5ADA35ACF94B4964107CAB17DA383895CF9BADF73D0707FB
MD5: 79f9311ac6a5009fef1a5756a0a529d3
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/7FA235874E199FCB5ADA35ACF94B4964107CAB17DA383895CF9BADF73D0707FB/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: NoMore Ads.exe
Claimed Product: unknown
Detection Name: W32.Auto:7fa235.TG.VRT

SHA 256: 884F822E217A0D5D0BC55F7D83DA075793124AA62E25684EB727521CBA11814C
MD5: 17d959427c3f94f22a4deb4d6b359ecd
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/884F822E217A0D5D0BC55F7D83DA075793124AA62E25684EB727521CBA11814C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.PurBrowse.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:AdwareBVO.17jj.1201

SHA 256: 97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4
MD5: 466af3fbfdd028b3d90238425c367b7e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/97667487392ACA1D94C0043FB725FE31855D5B65B1BDEBE58E0AC7E147D05BE4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: t8SrchMn.exe
Claimed Product: Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Detection Name: W32.MindsparkA.17hd.1201

SHA 256: EE96D82E8B22D81BD7443B394E65E4A58FB1928A9EF4AB25F67C67B7923872EE
MD5: 8245b0515551fb3f96743df1b98067c3
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/EE96D82E8B22D81BD7443B394E65E4A58FB1928A9EF4AB25F67C67B7923872EE/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: DealKeeper.BrowserAdapter.exe
Claimed Product: Deal Keeper
Detection Name: W32.MPlug:BrowseFox.17jk.1201

SHA 256: F087BB90B7F5C2157C1823F21000363A43CD72887612F9E8FC9F436C3B174730
MD5: b2ca4a6c60dbfe3df5eac67c13d05535
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/F087BB90B7F5C2157C1823F21000363A43CD72887612F9E8FC9F436C3B174730/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: wsainstall.exe
Claimed Product: unknown
Detection Name: W32.F087BB90B7-68.SBX.VIOC


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