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

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
May 9, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 19
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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 2 – 9, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Attackers continue to exploit Oracle WebLogic vulnerabilities, now dropping ransomware
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Attacks using WebLogic bugs expand, evolve
Description: Attackers continue to spread malware by exploiting a critical vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic. The bug, identified as CVE-2019-2725, was disclosed and patched last week. However, as users have been slow to update, attackers are still able to exploit this vulnerability to deliver ransomware, specifically Gandcrab and XMRig
Reference: https://threatpost.com/oracle-weblogic-exploit-gandcrab-xmrig/144419/
Snort SIDs: 50014 – 50025

Title: Cisco discloses 41 bugs, one of them critical
Description: Cisco released a security update for several of its products, including one critical bug in the SSH key management for the Nexus 9000 series Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode switch software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to a machine via SSH, which could allow them to connect to the system with the same privileges as a root user.
Reference: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/cisco-issues-largest-single-day-security-vulnerabilities-in-at-least-12-months/2019/05/
Snort SIDs: 49992 – 49996, 50006, 50007

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

A new report states Chinese intelligence agencies may have stolen an NSA hacking tool several years ago while the U.S. was attacking their systems, and eventually leaked those tools to the Shadow Brokers APT.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/symantec-buckeye-wannacry/

Mozilla says it will start banning add-ons for the Firefox web browser that contain obfuscated code in an effort to cut down on the number of malicious extensions.
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/05/03/firefox-add-ons-obfuscated-code/

IDF bombed an alleged Hamas hacking base after the organization allegedly launched a cyber attack against Israeli targets.
https://www.wired.com/story/israel-hamas-cyberattack-air-strike-cyberwar/

The Magecart malware is being used in yet another attack, this time targeting 201 online college bookstores.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/magecart-steals-data-201-campus-1-1/

In March, a “cyber event” disrupted operations at a utility company in the Western US, but did not cause blackouts.
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060254751

Baltimore’s city government was hit with a ransomware attack, temporarily disabling all non-emergency services’ systems.
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-ci-it-outage-20190507-story.html

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES May 2 – 9, 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: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc.vir
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21ij.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: xme64-2141.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7ACF71AFA8-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 9d48f382ec11bd9b35488a2c2b878e5401c2be43f00bcbae30d1619e6e2bf0c1
MD5: dd46d0260a6cdf5625d468398bae1f60
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: N/A
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Win.Dropper.Undefined::tpd