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@RISK Newsletter for February 05, 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. 5

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 2015-01-27 - 2015-02-03


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: New Adobe

Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited in the Wild


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

Title: New Adobe Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited in the Wild
Description: Adobe has confirmed the existence of a Zero-day
vulnerability within Flash Player affecting versions 16.0.0.296 and
earlier. The zero-day vulnerability, assigned CVE-2015-0313, has not
yet been patched at the time of writing. Adobe is expected to release
an updated version sometime during the week of February 2.
Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa15-02.html
Snort SID: Detection pending the release of vulnerability information

Title: PHP Applications, such as WordPress, Potentially Subject to
CVE-2015-0235 glibc Vulnerability (A.K.A. GHOST glibc vulnerability)
Description: Researchers at Sucuri have disclosed that the vulnerability
within glibc (CVE-2015-0235) could have security implications within PHP
applications that use the gethostbyname() function wrapper, such as
WordPress. Exploitation of a PHP application is dependant upon the
context of how gethostbyname() is used. Linux-based sysadmins are urged
to patch their systems as soon as possible as to mitigate risk.
Reference: http://threatpost.com/php-applications-wordpress-subject-to-ghost-glibc-vulnerability/110755

Title: D-Link DSL-2740R Unauthenticated Remote DNS Change
Description: D-Link DSL-2740R wireless routers have been found to be
vulnerable to DNS hijacking without administrative access or
authorization. In order to exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would
need to be on the routers network or the router would need to have
publically accessible.
Reference: http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/130113/D-Link-DSL-2740R-Unauthenticated-Remote-DNS-Change.html
Snort SID: Detection pending


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The Vast World of Fraudulent Routing
http://research.dyn.com/2015/01/vast-world-of-fraudulent-routing/

U.S. Army Research Lab Releases Dshell Forensics Framework
http://threatpost.com/army-research-lab-releases-dshell-forensics-framework/110766

Exploring Control Flow Guard in Windows 10
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/exploring-control-flow-guard-in-windows-10/

Using Windows SuperFetch as Another Execution Artifact for Forensic Analysis
http://digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2015/01/28/whats-new-in-windows-application-execution

BMW Patches Bug in 2.2 Millions Cars That Could Allow an Attack To
Remotely Unlock Car Doors
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/02/02/bmw-door-hacking/


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-2014-2623
Title: HP Data Protector 8.x Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: HP
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in HP Storage Data Protector 8.x
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-0310
Title: Adobe Flash Player Memory Address Randomization Design Error
Security Bypass Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.262 and 14.x through 16.x
before 16.0.0.287 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.438 on Linux
does not properly restrict discovery of memory addresses, which allows
attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism on Windows, and have
an unspecified impact on other platforms, via unknown vectors, as
exploited in the wild in January 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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-2014-4114
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 2015-01-27 - 2015-02-03 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: 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: 2A87C95925B96B84A6A305C6DD009E9A85F1335130E5378BC53AE2F1BC3BDBE7
MD5: c387a73359542aab558445aed3d951fb
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/2A87C95925B96B84A6A305C6DD009E9A85F1335130E5378BC53AE2F1BC3BDBE7/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: sysad.exe
Detection Name: W32.2A87C95925-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 7C3480AF482FB086A81322DEDF260A6303FAA0C143795C4E1BF3A60B3F1295D4
MD5: 9b3cefc2e544c721585c66c197565aaa
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/7C3480AF482FB086A81322DEDF260A6303FAA0C143795C4E1BF3A60B3F1295D4/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: FLVPlayer-Chrome.exe
Detection Name: W32.7C3480AF48-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: 532EE9128A1913C9D858C187D6CDB8A2F170A03765ED6606C861D3407D2E0F21
MD5: f3c14bca37b316604004ca1de2a9e85a
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/532EE9128A1913C9D858C187D6CDB8A2F170A03765ED6606C861D3407D2E0F21/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: SevenZip_downloader-QdDB2iXJ2.exe
Detection Name: W32.SomotoR:Downloader.18da.1201


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