@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 22

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
May 30, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 22
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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 May 23 -30, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Another zero-day vulnerability exposed in Internet Explorer
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Vulnerability could allow JavaScript to be injected into Internet Explorer 11
Description: Researchers uncovered another Microsoft zero-day vulnerability. One of the critical bugs could allow an attacker to inject a DLL into Internet Explorer 11. After the injection, the exploit opens a filepicker and an HTML page that contains JavaScript that executes in a lower security context. There is also a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows Error Reporting.
Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/poc-exploits-released-for-two-more-windows-vulnerabilities/
Snort SIDs: 50183, 50184

Title: Winnti malware now appears on Linux
Description: A new variant of the Winnti malware has been spotted in the wild being exploited on Linux machines. The malware acts as a backdoor for attackers. There are two different files – a main backdoor and a library that can hide the malware’s activity. Winnti’s primary role is to handle communications and deploy other modules directly from the command and control (C2) server.
Reference: https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/googles-chronicle-security-team-discovered-a-linux-version-of-the-winnti-malware-was-used-in-the-2015-hack-of-a-vietnamese-gaming-company/
Snort SIDs: 50164 – 50167

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Title insurance company First American Financial Corp. leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals dating back to 2003.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/05/first-american-financial-corp-leaked-hundreds-of-millions-of-title-insurance-records/

Hackers claim to have stolen the personal data of millions of Australian graphic design startup Canva’s users.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/australian-tech-unicorn-canva-suffers-security-breach/

An estimated one million devices are still vulnerable to the wormable vulnerability that people are calling “BlueKeep,” which Microsoft disclosed earlier this month.
https://threatpost.com/one-million-devices-open-to-wormable-microsoft-bluekeep-flaw/145113/

Snapchat pushed back on a report that some of its employees used privileged access to spy on some users.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/snapchat-claims-of-employees-1/

The U.S. charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 criminal charges for soliciting, receiving and publishing national secrets.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/julian-assange-wikileaks-new-charges-us

A phony, malicious app on the Google Play store that steals users’ cryptocurrencies was downloaded more than 1,000 times before being removed recently.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/cryptocurrency-stealing-android-app/

Several lawmakers are upset that a former NSA hacking tool is behind several cyberattacks against American cities, most recently Baltimore. However, many researchers say it is on end-users to patch their machines and protect them from these kinds of vulnerabilities.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/05/28/the-cybersecurity-202-security-pros-divided-over-nsa-s-responsibility-for-baltimore-hack/5cec79771ad2e52231e8e80f/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES May 23 – 30, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3
MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe
Claimed Product: qmreportupload
Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos

SHA 256: f08f4374674a8993ddaf89dcaf216bc6952d211763b8489366b0835f0eda1950
MD5: b9a5e492a6c4dd618613b1a2a9c6a4fb
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: maf-task.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: PUA.Osx.Adware.Gt32supportgeeks::221862.in02

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f
MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b.bin
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201

SHA 256: 7acf71afa895df5358b0ede2d71128634bfbbc0e2d9deccff5c5eaa25e6f5510
MD5: 4a50780ddb3db16ebab57b0ca42da0fb
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: wup.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7ACF71AFA8-95.SBX.TG

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 21

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
May 23, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 21
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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 May 16 -23, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft warns of wormable remote code execution bug
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Coverage available for critical vulnerability in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol
Description: Microsoft continues to urge users to update to the latest version of the Remote Desktop Protocol to patch a wormable remote code execution bug. The vulnerability opens up victims to an attack where malware spreads from one machine to another once this bug is exploited only once. The company disclosed this vulnerability last week as part of its monthly security update. The company disclosed this vulnerability as CVE-2019-0708 last week as part of its monthly security update.
Reference: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3395444/microsoft-urges-windows-customers-to-patch-wormable-rdp-flaw.html
Snort SIDs: 50137

Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in Wacom Update Helper
Description: There are two privilege escalation vulnerabilities in the Wacom update helper. The update helper is a utility installed alongside the macOS application for Wacom tablets. The application interacts with the tablet and allows the user to manage it. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker with local access to raise their privileges to root.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/05/wacom-update-helper-vuln-spotlight-may-2019.html
Snort SIDs: 48850, 48851

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent out a warning that some Chinese-made drones may be transmitting sensitive data back to their manufacturers.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/politics/dhs-chinese-drone-warning/index.html

A popular forum for people involved in stealing online accounts and carrying out SIM-swapping attacks was hacked, exposing the hashed passwords, IP addresses, email addresses and private users for more than 110,000 of its members.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/05/account-hijacking-forum-ogusers-hacked/

The MuddyWater APT recently made some changes to its well-known BlackWater malware that make it more difficult to detect and easier for it to establish persistence.
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/05/recent-muddywater-associated-blackwater.html

Cisco has released firmware updates to address a critical flaw in its Secure Boot implementation; while fixes are currently available for some products, patches for others will not be available until later this year.
https://threatpost.com/cisco-patch-firmware/144936/

A misconfiguration in some of the most popular Docker containers could open them to attack; the issue affects containers from Microsoft, Monsanto and the British government.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/root-account-misconfigurations-found-in-20-of-top-1000-docker-containers/

San Francisco passed a law banning the government’s use of facial recognition technology, which is expected to set up battles in other cities and states between law enforcement officials and privacy advocates.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/san-francisco-s-facial-recognition-ban-just-beginning-national-battle-n1007186

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES May 16 – 23, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3
MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe
Claimed Product: qmreportupload
Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos

SHA 256: 6dfaacd6f16cb86923f21217ca436b09348ee72b34849921fed2a17bddd59310
MD5: 7054c32d4a21ae2d893a1c1994039050
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: maftask.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: PUA.Osx.Adware.Advancedmaccleaner::tpd

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b.bin
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f
MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201

SHA 256: 7acf71afa895df5358b0ede2d71128634bfbbc0e2d9deccff5c5eaa25e6f5510
MD5: 4a50780ddb3db16ebab57b0ca42da0fb
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: wup.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7ACF71AFA8-95.SBX.TG

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 20

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
May 16, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 20
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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 May 9 -16, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft releases monthly security update
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Microsoft patches 79 vulnerabilities, 22 critical
Description: Microsoft released its monthly security update today, disclosing a variety of vulnerabilities in several of its products. The latest Patch Tuesday covers 79 vulnerabilities, 22 of which are rated “critical,” 55 that are considered “important” and one “moderate.” This release also includes two critical advisories: one covering Microsoft Live accounts and another addressing updates to Adobe Flash Player. This month’s security update covers security issues in a variety of Microsoft’s products, including the Scripting Engine, the Microsoft Edge web browser and GDI+.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/05/MS-Patch-Tuesday-May-2019.html
Snort SIDs: 50068 – 50091, 50115 – 50119, 50120 – 50122

Title: Adobe fixes critical bugs in Flash Player, Acrobat Reader
Description: Adobe disclosed 87 vulnerabilities in a variety of its products as part of its monthly security update. The majority of the bugs exist in Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. There are also critical arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Reader.
Reference: https://threatpost.com/adobe-flash-acrobat-reader-flaws/144716/
Snort SIDs: 48293, 48294, 49189, 49190, 49684, 49685

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

WhatsApp is urging users to update the app as soon as possible after it was reported attackers could install malware on a mobile device just by calling the phone through WhatsApp.
https://www.wired.com/story/whatsapp-hack-phone-call-voip-buffer-overflow/

Photo storage app Ever unknowingly uploaded users’ photos to their servers to improve the company’s facial recognition technology, which it sold to other firms.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/millions-people-uploaded-photos-ever-app-then-company-used-them-n1003371

Baltimore’s city government continues to recover from a ransomware attack. A week later, all of the city’s emails, phones and computers are still offline.
https://www.wbaltv.com/article/baltimore-government-is-still-recovering-from-ransomware-attack/27457696

The U.S. Department of Justice charged six people with stealing $2.4 million worth of cryptocurrency over several months in a SIM card hijacking campaign.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/hackers-allegedly-stole-2-4-million-cryptocurrency-six-month-sim-hijacking-spree/

A new bill in Congress would require all U.S. lawmakers to undergo annual cybersecurity and IT training.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/lawmakers-propose-cyber-training-1/

A bug in Twitter’s iOS app mistakenly shared users’ location data with a yet-to-be-named third party.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/13/twitter-bug-disclosed-some-users-location-data-to-an-unnamed-partner/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES May 9 – 16, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: e4cef790c953b769c08472ace6d6f3321851fb701882ebcb76a78a413ed85505
MD5: 2c5d83f7abe17e9ccdd6dcc0622a22aa
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: $RECYCLE.BIN .scr
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Win.Worm.Sality::1201

SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3
MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe
Claimed Product: qmreportupload
Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos

SHA 256: 2c8cb61f622f8c4c4babc19ebf9fad759d9913c4ca47ad393448c48bad08d71a
MD5: 3a61797cff12598b31443d5bce21e470
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: WcInstaller.exe
Claimed Product: Web Companion Installer
Detection Name: W32.2C8CB61F62-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 7acf71afa895df5358b0ede2d71128634bfbbc0e2d9deccff5c5eaa25e6f5510
MD5: 4a50780ddb3db16ebab57b0ca42da0fb
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: xme64-2141.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7ACF71AFA8-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f
MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b.bin
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201