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@RISK Newsletter for August 13, 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. 32

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 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-11


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Releases Monthly Security

Advisories for August 2015


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

Title: Microsoft Releases Monthly Security Advisories for August 2015
Description: Microsoft has released their monthly set of security
advisories with 14 bulletins covering 58 CVEs. Four bulletins are rated
“Critical” this month and address vulnerabilities in IE, Graphics
Component, Office, and Edge. The other eleven bulletins are rated
“Important” and address vulnerabilities within RDP, SMB, MSXML, Mount
Manager, System Center Operations Manager, UDDI Services, WebDAV,
Windows, and the .NET Framework.
Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-aug
Snort SID: 35139-35140, 35473-35530

Title: Adobe Releases Major Update to Flash Player Addressing Multiple
Vulnerabilities
Description: Adobe has released a security advisory for Flash player
addressing 35 CVEs. This advisories addresses “critical vulnerabilities
that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected
system.” Flash Player versions 11.2.202.491 and earlier, 13.0.0.309 and
earlier, and 18.0.0.209 and earlier are considered vulnerable. Users and
administrators are strongly encouraged to update their Flash Player as
soon as possible to reduce the risk of compromise.
Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-19.html
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

Title: WordPress 4.2.4 Released as a Security and Maintenance Release
Description: WordPress 4.2.4 has been released. This released is
regarded as a security release and as such, users and administrators are
urged to update their sites as soon as possible. WordPress 4.2.4
addresses six issues. Three issues are cross-site script
vulnerabilities, a possible SQL injection, a possible timing
side-channel attack, and an issue that “prevents an attacker from
locking a post from being edited”.
Reference: https://wordpress.org/news/2015/08/wordpress-4-2-4-security-and-maintenance-release/
Snort SID: Detection pending


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

NIST Releases SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Standard
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/201508_sha3.cfm

Oracle CSO in Retracted Blog Post: You “Must Not Reverse Engineer Our Code”
https://threatpost.com/oracle-cso-you-must-not-reverse-engineer-our-code/114220

Firefox Under Fire: Anatomy of latest 0-day attack
http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/08/11/firefox-under-fire-anatomy-of-latest-0-day-attack/

Chip Card ATM “Shimmer” Found in Mexico
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/chip-card-atm-shimmer-found-in-mexico/

Detecting Dynamic DNS domains in Splunk
http://blogs.splunk.com/2015/08/04/detecting-dynamic-dns-domains-in-splunk

Two New Android Bugs Mess up Messaging; May Lead to Multiple Send Charges
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/two-new-android-bugs-mess-up-messaging-may-lead-to-multiple-send-charges/

What Makes A Genius - Intelligent Qube’s IQ Algorithm
http://blog.airesoft.co.uk/2015/08/how-to-be-a-genius-intelligent-qubes-iq-algorithm/


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-2014-6332
Title: Microsoft Windows OLE Automation Array Memory Corruption Code
Execution Vulnerability (MS14-064)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: OleAut32.dll in OLE in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2,
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 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a
crafted web site, as demonstrated by an array-redimensioning attempt
that triggers improper handling of a size value in the SafeArrayDimen
function, aka “Windows OLE Automation Array Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-5122
Title: Adobe Flash Player Use-after-Free Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: A use-after-free vulnerability has been identified in Adobe
Flash Player. The error occurs in the opaqueBackground property 7 setter
of the flash.display.DisplayObject class.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-5119
Title: Adobe Flash ActionScript 3 ByteArray Use-After-Free Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the ByteArray class in the
ActionScript 3 (AS3) implementation in Adobe Flash Player 13.x through
13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X and 11.x
through 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via
crafted Flash content that overrides a ValueOf function, as exploited
in the wild in July 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3090
Title: Adobe Flash Player ShaderJob Buffer Overflow
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.289 and 14.x through 17.x
before 17.0.0.188 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.460 on Linux,
Adobe AIR before 17.0.0.172, Adobe AIR SDK before 17.0.0.172, and Adobe
AIR SDK & Compiler before 17.0.0.172 allow attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via
unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3078,
CVE-2015-3089, and CVE-2015-3093.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-3113
Title: Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow (APSB15-14)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before
13.0.0.296 and 14.x through 18.x before 18.0.0.194 on Windows and OS X
and before 11.2.202.468 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in June
2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-1701
Title: Microsoft Windows Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, and Server 2008 SP2 allows local users to
gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in
April 2015, aka “Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-11 COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C
MD5: af846734eff01cb1131bfdef622bbdeb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/4F40A54A972991F23A9EA95485BF53C1B54671E7643C322F00508CF93DB7652C/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: inf_pu_toolkit.swf
Claimed Product: Infinity Popup Toolkit
Detection Name: SWF.INF.PU.TOOLKIT.tht.VRT

SHA 256: EE3D776A5DA74C00FAD15A1B50E42C091CEC6A9A89C13428F9277C6007D4007F
MD5: a3730e445244791b37af42763603d87f
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/EE3D776A5DA74C00FAD15A1B50E42C091CEC6A9A89C13428F9277C6007D4007F/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: iKernel.dll
Claimed Product: InstallShield
Detection Name: W32.Generic.18hv.dk

SHA 256: 9CB931BA0E1F351012ED18C4E0F80BA746BD0E660425C168D1AA43281E7A4414
MD5: 9a42d29f413b177780b4e5f006b3eb42
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/9CB931BA0E1F351012ED18C4E0F80BA746BD0E660425C168D1AA43281E7A4414/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: item_list.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.9CB931BA0E-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: FCCCC35FD8FFE750AC569D40584C3F025552EBC67947134B6B6997B1D08B9619
MD5: 57d3ecce0e33101d051d00b7f0e9d439
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/FCCCC35FD8FFE750AC569D40584C3F025552EBC67947134B6B6997B1D08B9619/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: 63319_updater.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.FCCCC35FD8-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6
MD5: f86280b1bccf1069d66529f752b9d430
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/55F173FB7CE33654D379663215DE48BD2F13CA4A607CBE4D90962DE33A4972E6/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Runner.exe
Claimed Product: Search Protect
Detection Name: W32.SearchProtect:GenMaliciousAIBH.18hg.1201


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