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@RISK Newsletter for December 17, 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. 50

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 2015-12-08 - 2015-12-15


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Joomla! Releases Update to Address Remote

Code Execution Vulnerability Actively Being Exploited


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

Title: Joomla! Releases Update to Address Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability Actively Being Exploited
Description: Joomla! has released a critical security advisory to
address a remote code execution vulnerability. This flaw manifests due
to browser information not being filtered properly when session values
are saved to the database. This vulnerability has been identified by
researchers at Securi and is under active exploitation by adversaries.
Joomla! versions 1.5 to 3.4 have been identified as vulnerable and users
are strongly encouraged to apply the patches as soon as possible.
Reference: https://blog.sucuri.net/2015/12/remote-command-execution-vulnerability-in-joomla.html
Snort SID: Detection pending

Title: Cisco Issues Two Advisories for Java Deserialization and Prime
Collaboration Assurance Vulnerabilities
Description: Cisco has issued two security advisories for Java
deserialization and Prime Collaboration Assurance vulnerabilities in
various products. One advisory addresses the Java deserialization
vulnerability within the Apache Commons Collections library that is
utilized in multiple Cisco products. A remote, unauthenticated attacker
could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a targeted
system. The other advisory addresses a default account credential flaw
in Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance (PCA) software. A remote,
unauthenticated attacker could “log in to the system shell with the
default ‘cmuser’ user account and access the shell with a limited set
of permissions.” Cisco has released a software update to address these
vulnerabilities.
References:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151209-pca
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151209-java-deserialization


INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Threat Spotlight: Cryptowall 4 - The Evolution Continues
http://blog.talosintel.com/2015/12/cryptowall-4.html?f_l=s

FireEye Exploitation: Project Zero’s Vulnerability of the Beast
http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2015/12/fireeye-exploitation-project-zeros.html

Internet Root Name Servers Survive Unusual DDoS Attack
https://threatpost.com/internet-root-name-servers-survive-unusual-ddos-attack/115614/

A Crash Course In DLL Hijacking
http://blog.fortinet.com/post/a-crash-course-in-dll-hijacking

Comcast Customers Targeted In Elaborate Malvertising Attack
https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/12/comcast-customers-targeted-in-elaborate-malvertising-attack/

New Targeted Attack Group Buys BIFROSE Code, Works in Teams
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/new-targeted-attack-group-buys-bifrose-code-works-in-teams/


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-2015-6132
Title: Microsoft Windows Library Loading Input Validation Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
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, Windows RT Gold and 8.1, and Windows 10 Gold and 1511 mishandle
library loading, which allows local users to gain privileges via a
crafted application, aka “Windows Library Loading Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/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-2015-3628
Title: F5 Multiple Products iCall Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: F5 Networks
Description: Multiple F5 Networks Inc. products could allow attackers
to gain escalated privileges on the targeted host due to a vulnerability
in the iCall SOAP Interface.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-7645
Title: Adobe Flash Player Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB15-27)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Adobe Flash Player 18.x through 18.0.0.252 and 19.x through
19.0.0.207 on Windows and OS X and 11.x through 11.2.202.535 on Linux
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SWF
file, as exploited in the wild in October 2015.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-2342
Title: VMware vCenter JMX RMI Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: VMware
Description: The JMX RMI service in VMware vCenter Server 5.0 before
u3e, 5.1 before u3b, 5.5 before u3, and 6.0 before u1 does not restrict
registration of MBeans, which allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via the RMI protocol.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-2509
Title: Microsoft Windows Media Center MCL Vulnerability (MS15-100)
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: Windows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2,
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows user-assisted remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link
(mcl) file, aka “Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability.”
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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)


MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2015-12-08 - 2015-12-15 COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 33FEE8120DC8E45B20DD17060ED941A9B90142D9254A2EC5EC89196015F6380A
MD5: 21781d7e2969bd9676492c407a3da1cc
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/33FEE8120DC8E45B20DD17060ED941A9B90142D9254A2EC5EC89196015F6380A/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Untitled_14102015_154510.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.33FEE8120D-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 65EDB1C82D397307060CED539DC790CCF55110AC1ACB5C8EB7210A27F679751F
MD5: bd22c4b0b6996a8405b2d33696e1e71e
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/65EDB1C82D397307060CED539DC790CCF55110AC1ACB5C8EB7210A27F679751F/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: fax00163721.xls
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.65EDB1C82D-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 6E27E8555EA8E9FF7C7CC9E5658B33DCA500CF6D6F059007AE9A2C5ED124239A
MD5: 26e9c54b1353eb2d578a4e5b2e32659a
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/6E27E8555EA8E9FF7C7CC9E5658B33DCA500CF6D6F059007AE9A2C5ED124239A/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: fax00163721.xls
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.6E27E8555E-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: BABEAD857CB49818D3C7A03DBBFC175D0073517A46259B5C17DDEDBFF48A5B52
MD5: b22412ebd4c97f045aa70ad61bdf0968
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/BABEAD857CB49818D3C7A03DBBFC175D0073517A46259B5C17DDEDBFF48A5B52/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: ApplicationManager
Claimed Product: ApplicationManager
Detection Name: OSX.Variant:SpigotD.18nb.1201

SHA 256: 3B17689A486D68813C31BF2BA610BF36F4B1F5B0403B0316C9833348845306FC
MD5: 37ee9a5257102d876cfae15bccfbbf78
VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/file/3B17689A486D68813C31BF2BA610BF36F4B1F5B0403B0316C9833348845306FC/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: WebSocketServerApp
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Auto.3b1768.182243.in01


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