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@RISK Newsletter for January 01, 2015 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. 52

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 2014-12-23 - 2014-12-30


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Apple pushes automatic security update

silently to patch NTP vulnerabilities on Mac OS X


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

Title: SS7 Protocol shown to contain flaws at Chaos Communications
Congress
Description: SS7 is a protocol used to route calls between mobile phone
carriers. Researchers have disclosed holes in the protocol at the Chaos
Communications Congress (31c3) that could allow an attacker to intercept
and re-route phone calls and SMS messages, execute denial-of-service
attacks, or track the person’s physical location.
Reference: http://threatpost.com/cellular-privacy-ss7-security-shattered-at-31c3/110135

Title: KCFinder versions 3.11 and older contain a Cross-site Scripting
Vulnerability
Description: KCFinder, a web-based file utility that can be run
standalone or integrated into web applications, has been found to
contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Versions 3.11 and older
are known to be vulnerable.
Reference: http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/vulnerability-management/kcfinder-xss-vulnerability-cve-2014-3988


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Dissecting the Smart Lock in Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
http://nelenkov.blogspot.com/2014/12/dissecting-lollipops-smart-lock.html

Master Boot Record (MBR) Wiper Attacks Strike South Korean Power Plant
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/mbr-wiper-attacks-strike-korean-power-plant/

New Malware Campaign - WPcache-Blogger - Affects Thousands more
WordPress Websites via RevSlider
http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/12/new-malware-campaign-wpcache-blogger-affects-thousands-more-wordpress-websites-via-revslider.html

Facebook Rewards Researcher For Reporting Critical Vulnerability
http://www.securityweek.com/facebook-rewards-researcher-reporting-critical-vulnerability


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-2014-8517
Title: tnftp Command Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: FreeBSD
Description: The fetch_url function in usr.bin/ftp/fetch.c in tnftp, as
used in NetBSD 5.1 through 5.1.4, 5.2 through 5.2.2, 6.0 through 6.0.6,
and 6.1 through 6.1.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
commands via a | (pipe) character at the end of an HTTP redirect.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-6324
Title: Microsoft Windows Kerberos Checksum Privilege Escalation
Vulnerability (MS14-068)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: The Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) in Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and
R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012
Gold and R2 allows remote authenticated domain users to obtain domain
administrator privileges via a forged signature in a ticket, as
exploited in the wild in November 2014, aka “Kerberos Checksum
Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-4114
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE - Remote Code Execution “Sandworm” Exploit
(MS14-060)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2
SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and
R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via a crafted OLE object in an Office document, as
exploited in the wild with a “Sandworm” attack in June through October
2014, aka “Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-7169
Title: Multiple Vendor Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Multiple Vendors
Description: GNU Bash through 4.3 bash43-025 processes trailing strings
after certain malformed function definitions in the values of
environment variables, which allows remote attackers to write to files
or possibly have unknown other impact via a crafted environment, as
demonstrated by vectors involving the ForceCommand feature in OpenSSH
sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server,
scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients, and other situations in
which setting the environment occurs across a privilege boundary from
Bash execution. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete
fix for CVE-2014-6271.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2014-6271
Title: Multiple Vendor Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Multiple Vendors
Description: GNU Bash through 4.3 processes trailing strings after
function definitions in the values of environment variables, which
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted
environment, as demonstrated by vectors involving the ForceCommand
feature in OpenSSH sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache
HTTP Server, scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients, and other
situations in which setting the environment occurs across a privilege
boundary from Bash execution, aka “ShellShock.” NOTE: the original fix
for this issue was incorrect; CVE-2014-7169 has been assigned to cover
the vulnerability that is still present after the incorrect fix.
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 2014-12-23 - 2014-12-30 COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6
MD5: 1caf9472c70fb3567b85e1977a393720
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Runner.exe
Claimed Product: Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.SearchProtect.17nv.dk

SHA 256: 05166D95ACB90A6B9A539EF9AA864B86AFFC1099249DD1FDA6E19FF88496CED9
MD5: 7e61fef6948fc1aa1cb31d42b274cefb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/05166D95ACB90A6B9A539EF9AA864B86AFFC1099249DD1FDA6E19FF88496CED9/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Ueu5Exs9CuuYda.dll
Detection Name: W32.05166D95AC-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 07B9187EB453998C0ECDEEFF6C306AA32A50448E9AD8FABD1CDFE513C778A8E8
MD5: 8af622327e2c6ef36dd2b147ec7d25b7
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/07B9187EB453998C0ECDEEFF6C306AA32A50448E9AD8FABD1CDFE513C778A8E8/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 9kyKsinBxVFcOK.exe
Detection Name: W32.GenericKD:Gen.17ne.1201

SHA 256: BF8068C476819646F589EA9AEADD3B03EF962D26655A1A43794AA34A1348251B
MD5: 192304424cf9fce2583fde72722979bc
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/BF8068C476819646F589EA9AEADD3B03EF962D26655A1A43794AA34A1348251B/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: DTUpdate2010.exe
Claimed Product: Search Results
Detection Name: W32.BF8068C476-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 1D94C27748E7D0DC5FFD03AE99ACD9C30AAA8A6E91A66BEAB420650F9D6E4977
MD5: eb843f08b06cc5bb0e8bbe9f8aaa0ba6
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/1D94C27748E7D0DC5FFD03AE99ACD9C30AAA8A6E91A66BEAB420650F9D6E4977/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 3uhYJZ81y66VEXc.exe
Detection Name: W32.Variant:Gen.17nv.1201


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