@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 42

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
October 17, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 42
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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 October 10 – 17, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: WebKit bug affects Safari, Chrome users
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Apple WebKit opens users up to malicious advertising
Description: Multiple vulnerabilities in Apple’s WebKit are allowing attackers to serve users’ malicious advertisements. This campaign affected the Google Chrome and Safari web browsers on iOS and MacOS, but the vulnerabilities were all patched out in Apple’s latest series of security updates. All the ads centered around the user’s specific mobile carrier, hoping to entice them to visit malicious websites. The vulnerabilities would allow the ads to break out of any sandboxes in place.
Reference: https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/02/scam-popup-ads/
Snort SIDs: 51821 – 51824, 51831, 58132 (By John Levy)

Title: Remote code execution bug in vBulletin
Description: A now-patched vulnerability in the popular service vBulletin is allowing attackers to completely take over sites that use the software. vBulletin powers the commenting functions for many popular sites. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the ability to remotely execute malicious code on any vBulletin server running versions 5.0.0 through 5.5.4. This bug was initially dropped as a zero-day by an anonymous user, but has since been patched by the company. The Snort rules below prevent any attempt to inject code into the server using this bug. Marcos Rodriguez wrote these rules.
Reference: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/public-exploit-code-spawns-mass-attacks-against-high-severity-vbulletin-bug/
Snort SIDs: 51834 – 51837 (By Marcos Rodriguez)

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Two high-profile Moroccan activists had their mobile phones targeted by the Israeli-connected Pegasus spyware.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/activists-phones-targeted-by-one-of-the-worlds-most-advanced-espionage-apps/

Google’s new Pixel 4 and Pixel XL will have the ability to transcribe users’ voice recordings in notes mode, even if the device is offline.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/googles-new-voice-recorder-app-transcribes-in-real-time-even-when-offline/

A new wave of ATM “jackpotting” malware has hit banks across the globe, forcing ATMs to randomly spit out all of the money they contain.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7x5ddg/malware-that-spits-cash-out-of-atms-has-spread-across-the-world

GitHub continues to receive pushback for its connection to China and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even holding a secret meeting with its employees to discuss renewing the company’s contract with ICE.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20908713/github-ceo-china-transcript-leak-microsoft

Mozilla says it’s better protecting Firefox from code injection attacks by removing inline scripts in the web browser.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-to-firefox-users-heres-how-were-protecting-you-from-code-injection-attacks/

Any escalation of cyber war between the U.S. and Iran could have wide-ranging consequences, with the worst possible scenario being the deployment of Stuxnet.
https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/cyber-war-between-iran-and-united-states-could-have-far-reaching-implications/

A popular app highly promoted by China’s government may actually be giving them the ability to monitor more than 100 million users’ habits and copy the data from their mobile device.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50042379

A popular underground marketplace for stolen credit card information was hacked, and a text file containing all the information in the store was shared with financial institutions who could alert the owners of the cards.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/10/briansclub-hack-rescues-26m-stolen-cards/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES October 10 – 17, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5
MD5: 8c80dd97c37525927c1e549cb59bcbf3
VirusTotal: scan analysisils
Typical Filename: Eternalblue-2.2.0.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.WNCryLdrA:Trojan.22k2.1201

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: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f
MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f.bin
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
Detection Name: W32.46B241E3D3-95.SBX.TG