@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 18, Num. 8

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 22, 2018 – Vol. 18, Num. 08
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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2018-02-13 – 2018-02-20
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Apple Releases Security Update for “Text Bomb” Flaw in iOS and macOS
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SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Apple Releases Security Update for “Text Bomb” Flaw in iOS and macOS
Description: Apple has released a supplemental security update in response to the “text bomb” denial of service flaw in iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The “text bomb” vulnerability, identified as CVE-2018-4124, is a flaw in how certain characters are handled and rendered by the operating system and could result in application and system crashes. Users are advised to update their devices as people triggering this flaw has been observed.
Reference: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208534

Title: Dell EMC Releases Security Advisory for Flaws in VMAX Virtual Appliance Manager
Description: Dell EMC has released a security advisory for two vulnerabilities that have been identified in VMAX Virtual Appliance (vApp) Manager. These vulnerabilities, assigned CVE-2018-1215 and CVE-2018-1216, are severe and have been assessed CVSSv3 scores of 8.8 and 9.8 respectively. CVE-2018-1215 is an arbitrary file upload vulnerability while CVE-2018-1216 is a hard-coded credential vulnerability. Dell EMC has released a software update that addresses these vulnerabilities.
Reference: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2018/Feb/41
Snort SID: Detection pending release of vulnerability information

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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 18, Num. 7

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 15, 2018 – Vol. 18, Num. 07
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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2018-02-06 – 2018-02-13
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft Releases Monthly Security Advisories for Feb 2018
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Microsoft Releases Monthly Security Advisories for Feb 2018
Description: Microsoft has released its monthly set of security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been addressed in supported products. This month’s update sees 54 vulnerabilities addressed with 14 rated critical, 38 rated important, and 2 rated moderate. These vulnerabilities impact Edge, Office, Outlook, Windows, and more.
Reference: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/879af9c3-970b-e811-a961-000d3a33c573
Snort SID: 45624-45637, 45649-45650, 45654-45657, 45659-45660, 45673-45674, 40691-40692

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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 18, Num. 6

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 8, 2018 – Vol. 18, Num. 06
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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2018-01-30 – 2018-02-06
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Adobe Releases Security Update For Flash Zero Day Vulnerability
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Adobe Releases Security Update For Flash Zero Day Vulnerability
Description: Adobe has released a security advisory to address CVE-2018-4877 and CVE-2018-4878, a pair zero day vulnerabilities in Flash Player which have been actively used in the wild. These vulnerabilities manifest as use-after-free conditions which could result in arbitrary code execution of the attacker’s choosing. Adobe has released software updates that address these vulnerabilities.
Reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-03.html
Snort SID: 45593-45595, 45607

Title: Cisco Updates Vulnerability Advisory for ASA Flaw Disclosed Last Week
Description: Cisco has updated the vulnerability advisory for CVE-2018-0101, an ASA vulnerability that was was disclosed last week. CVE-2018-0101 is a vulnerability manifesting as a double-free condition in the SSL and IKEv2 VPN services and is remotely exploitable. While Cisco released software updates for affected ASA devices, the update was found to be incomplete. Administrators that have already applied the initial update will need to update their ASA devices again to address outstanding issues.
Reference:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180129-asa1
https://blogs.cisco.com/security/cve-2018-0101
Snort SID: 45575, 45596, 45597

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

AutoSploit – Automated Mass Exploiter
https://github.com/NullArray/AutoSploit

It’s Hard To Change The Keys To The Internet And It Involves Destroying HSM’s
https://blog.cloudflare.com/its-hard-to-change-the-keys-to-the-internet-and-it-involves-destroying-hsms/

Ransom Where? Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners Takeover, Generating Millions
http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/01/malicious-xmr-mining.html?f_l=s

Research Papers and YouTube Videos from BlueHat IL 2018
http://www.bluehatil.com/abstracts.html

Microsoft Anti-Ransomware Bypass (Not a Vulnerability for Microsoft)
http://www.securitybydefault.com/2018/01/microsoft-anti-ransomware-bypass-not.html?m=1

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-2018-4878
Title: Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSA18-01)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-4878 exists in the wild and is being used in targeted attacks.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-10271
Title: Oracle WebLogic WLS Security Component Remote Code Execution
Vendor: Oracle
Description: Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: WLS Security). Supported versions that are affected are 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0, 12.2.1.1.0 and 12.2.1.2.0. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle WebLogic Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle WebLogic Server.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

ID: CVE-2017-17562
Title: EmbedThis GoAhead Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: EmbedThis GoAhead
Description: Embedthis GoAhead before 3.6.5 allows remote code execution if CGI is enabled and a CGI program is dynamically linked. This is a result of initializing the environment of forked CGI scripts using untrusted HTTP request parameters in the cgiHandler function in cgi.c. When combined with the glibc dynamic linker, this behaviour can be abused for remote code execution using special parameter names such as LD_PRELOAD. An attacker can POST their shared object payload in the body of the request, and reference it using /proc/self/fd/0.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-8759
Title: Microsoft .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft .NET Framework processes untrusted input. Microsoft is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2017-8759 exists in the wild and is being used in targeted attacks.
Microsoft published a .NET security update to address this issue.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-9805
Title: Apache Struts REST plugin Remote Code Execution (S2-052)
Vendor: Apache Struts
Description: The REST Plugin is using a XStreamHandler with an instance of XStream for deserialization without any type filtering and this can lead to Remote Code Execution when deserializing XML payloads.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-0145
Title: Microsoft Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: The SMBv1 server in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1; Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8.1; Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2; Windows RT 8.1; and Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607; and Windows Server 2016 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets, aka “Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.” This vulnerability is different from those described in CVE-2017-0143, CVE-2017-0144, CVE-2017-0146, and CVE-2017-0148.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-3881
Title: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Cluster Management Protocol Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Cisco
Description: A vulnerability in the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP) processing code in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of an affected device or remotely execute code with elevated privileges. The Cluster Management Protocol utilizes Telnet internally as a signaling and command protocol between cluster members. The vulnerability is due to the combination of two factors: (1) the failure to restrict the use of CMP-specific Telnet options only to internal, local communications between cluster members and instead accept and process such options over any Telnet connection to an affected device; and (2) the incorrect processing of malformed CMP-specific Telnet options. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed CMP-specific Telnet options while establishing a Telnet session with an affected Cisco device configured to accept Telnet connections. An exploit could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the device or cause a reload of the affected device. This affects Catalyst switches, Embedded Service 2020 switches, Enhanced Layer 2 EtherSwitch Service Module, Enhanced Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module, Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (CGESM) for HP, IE Industrial Ethernet switches, ME 4924-10GE switch, RF Gateway 10, and SM-X Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvd48893.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2017-5638
Title: Apache Struts2 Input Validation Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Apache
Description: The Jakarta Multipart parser in Apache Struts 2 2.3.x before 2.3.32 and 2.5.x before 2.5.10.1 mishandles file upload, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a #cmd= string in a crafted Content-Type HTTP header, as exploited in the wild in March 2017.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2018-01-30 – 2018-02-06
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: ae240ab08d764d92b4bab713c031371946edbc960970e7e5c8169a168f67b231
MD5: 4b79d1f7e4d1dfe1616c1ee4ef147392
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/ae240ab08d764d92b4bab713c031371946edbc960970e7e5c8169a168f67b231/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: transle.exe
Claimed Product: transle
Detection Name: W32.AE240AB08D-100.SBX.VIOC

SHA 256: be904d34fdc803c60df5ddde64016e3ab1bd331d2875b863c6085acc24557394
MD5: 15a05c3741d7374cdf8a2dc20c58c3cf
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/be904d34fdc803c60df5ddde64016e3ab1bd331d2875b863c6085acc24557394/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: ipts.exe
Claimed Product: Traffic Spirit
Detection Name: W32.Variant:Gen.21c4.1201

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe
Claimed Product: (none)
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21cp.1201

SHA 256: 7ae1be093d52c6a30d837d8e1c61e40a3921fe08870390e737ace16fdd4c5154
MD5: a7b011b11ba64e0245fd034f1d803b0b
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/7ae1be093d52c6a30d837d8e1c61e40a3921fe08870390e737ace16fdd4c5154/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: crebale.exe
Claimed Product: Microsoft (r)
Detection Name: W32.7AE1BE093D-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 094d0785521f28817df2c8182dcc21c668f652fabbf563050f53ad8a91ea2106
MD5: 69c4d0ab1bbbb0bf3a832c4259df48ff
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/094d0785521f28817df2c8182dcc21c668f652fabbf563050f53ad8a91ea2106/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: N/A
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Ransom:TrojanRansom.20hu.1201