@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 25

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
June 20, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 25
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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 June 13 – 20, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: New malvertising campaign delivers Buran ransomware
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Attackers redirect users to RIG exploit kit, downloads ransomware
Description: A new malvertising campaign in the wild attempts to trick users into clicking on malicious ads, then sending them to a web page containing the RIG exploit kit. Once infected, the kit then downloads the Buran ransomware. Buran is a fairly straightforward ransomware, implementing its encryption process and then displaying a ransom note to the victim.
Reference: https://securityintelligence.com/news/malvertising-campaign-infects-users-with-buran-ransomware-via-the-rig-exploit-kit/
Snort SIDs: 50457, 50458

Title: New Linux malware believed to use code from past Chinese malware
Description: A new malware known as “HiddenWasp” has been spotted in the wild targeting Linux machines. HiddenWasp contains several methods to avoid detection by antivirus solutions, and the attackers are still actively deploying it. Researchers discovered that the malware contains code that is copy and pasted from other, past attacks from Chinese actors.
Reference: https://koddos.net/blog/linux-targeted-by-chinese-malware-dubbed-hiddenwasp/
Snort SIDs: 48521 – 48528

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The U.S. recently stepped up cyber attacks against the Russian electric grid, according to a new report.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html

Security researchers and U.S. power regulators are warning that some of the world’s most powerful hacking groups have zeroed in on attacking U.S. power suppliers.
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060575609

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning that all users should update their Microsoft products as soon as possible to protect against a wormable bug disclosed in May.
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/AA19-168A

A new backdoor called “HAWKBALL” is targeting government agencies in Central Asia via Microsoft Office vulnerabilities.
https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/06/government-in-central-asia-targeted-with-hawkball-backdoor.html

More than seven million Venmo transactions were posted to GitHub, showing that the money-sending app’s data can be scraped easily.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/7m-venmo-transactions-published-on-1/

Several malicious apps on the Google Play store are able to bypass two-factor authentication systems to steal users’ Bitcoin.
https://www.securityweek.com/android-apps-target-bitcoin-passing-2fa

Two new class-action lawsuits claim Amazon’s Alexa devices record and store children’s voice recordings without their knowledge.

Amazon Alexa Secretly Records Children, Lawsuits Allege

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES June 13 – 20, 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: 7acf71afa895df5358b0ede2d71128634bfbbc0e2d9deccff5c5eaa25e6f5510
MD5: 4a50780ddb3db16ebab57b0ca42da0fb
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: wup.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.7ACF71AFA8-95.SBX.TG

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: 46b241e3d33811f7364294ea99170b35462b4b5b85f71ac69d75daa487f7cf08
MD5: db69eaaea4d49703f161c81e6fdd036f
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: xme32-2141-gcc.exe
Claimed Product: N/A