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@RISK Newsletter for January 22, 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. 15, Num. 3

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 2015-01-13 - 2015-01-20


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Oracle Releases Critical Patches for Entire

Product Portfolio


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

Title: Oracle Releases Critical Patches for Entire Product Portfolio
Description: Oracle has released critical security patches for all of
its products, including Java. 19 different Java CVE’s were addressed
in this patch, 14 of which could be exploited remotely without
authentication.
Reference: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2015-1972971.html
Snort SID: Detection pending released of vulnerability information

Title: Google’s Project Zero Discloses Windows Zero-Day
Description: Google’s Project Zero team has disclosed a vulnerability
within Windows after the 90-day patch disclosure timeline lapsed. The
flaw in question allows arbitrary code to bypass an impersonation check
to certain API calls.
Reference: https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=128
Snort SID: 33155-33156

Title: VLC Media Player Memory Corruption Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Disclosed under Full Disclosure
Description: Researchers have disclosed a pair of memory corruption
vulnerabilities within VLC Media Player that could allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code. There are currently no patches available for
the advisory.
Reference: http://threatpost.com/memory-corruption-bugs-found-in-vlc-media-player/110503


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Use-after-Free: New Protections, and how to Defeat them
http://labs.bromium.com/2015/01/17/use-after-free-new-protections-and-how-to-defeat-them/

Enigma0x3’s PowerShell Script to Generate Malicious Excel VBA Documents
http://carnal0wnage.attackresearch.com/2015/01/enigma0x3s-generate-macro-powershell.html

Mastering Malware Analysis Skills - The Power of a Capture-the-Flag
Tournament
http://digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2015/01/19/mastering-malware-analysis-skills-the-power-of-a-capture-the-flag-tournament

Exploits for CVE-2014-9162/CVE-2014-09163 (Flash 15.0.0.242 and below)
now being integrated into Exploit Kits
http://malware.dontneedcoffee.com/2015/01/cve-2014-9162-flash-1500242-and-below.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-2014-10021
Title: WordPress WP Symposium 14.11 Shell Upload
Vendor: WP Symposium
Description: Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in UploadHandler.php
in the WP Symposium plugin 14.11 for WordPress allows remote attackers
to execute arbitrary code by uploading a file with an executable
extension, then accessing it via a direct request to the file in
server/php/.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2014-9583
Title: ASUS WRT LAN Backdoor Command Execution
Vendor: ASUS
Description: common.c in infosvr in ASUS WRT firmware 3.0.0.4.376_1071,
3.0.0.376.2524-g0013f52, and other versions, as used in RT-AC66U,
RT-N66U, and other routers, does not properly check the MAC address for
a request, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and
execute arbitrary commands via a NET_CMD_ID_MANU_CMD packet to UDP port

  1. NOTE: this issue was incorrectly mapped to CVE-2014-10000, but
    that ID is invalid due to its use as an example of the 2014 CVE ID
    syntax change.
    CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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 2015-01-13 - 2015-01-20 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: 8B02F9DBE37A3CE8AD67B6729B8ED2F72A0997B0A7022FCF65B2FDEAEEDF795F
MD5: 1f09b089e836b11fe7f3c19789e6f283
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/8B02F9DBE37A3CE8AD67B6729B8ED2F72A0997B0A7022FCF65B2FDEAEEDF795F/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: dsrlte.exe
Claimed Product: Blarble
Detection Name: W32.Variant.18ch.hw

SHA 256: 3A6215C8D1BC492C7EAE323FA6FF60A53C0EB0D5A45207536D1FB5ECE3B7034A
MD5: cb543c48e39e7fd248b3c40223cfeb8b
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/3A6215C8D1BC492C7EAE323FA6FF60A53C0EB0D5A45207536D1FB5ECE3B7034A/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: dwheda9.exe
Claimed Product: VASSANA KONGSOONGNERN
Detection Name: W32.Gen:Application.18cp.1201

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

SHA 256: AA0C1E93EB0ED0C51A28E68A11D63055251E1F358717E13102D9D9C3D1D456FE
MD5: 2d4b9d1cc2bcaf11528ebbb38d969050
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/AA0C1E93EB0ED0C51A28E68A11D63055251E1F358717E13102D9D9C3D1D456FE/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: sysad.exe
Detection Name: W32.Variant:Gen.18cr.1201


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