@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 47

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
November 21, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 47
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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 November 14 – 21, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Attackers user custom droppers to install Agent Tesla
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: New, custom dropper delivers variety of information-stealing malware
Description: A wave of adversaries which are dropping well-known information-stealer like Agent Tesla, Loki-bot and others since at least January 2019 using custom droppers. These droppers inject the final malware into common processes on the victim machine. Once infected, the malware can steal information from many popular pieces of software, including the Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox web browsers. The injection techniques are well-known and have been used for many years, but with the adversaries customizing them, traditional anti-virus systems are having a hard time detecting the embedded malware.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/11/custom-dropper-hide-and-seek.html
Snort SIDs: 52246

Title: Denial-of-service vulnerability in some Intel graphics drivers
Description: Intel’s IGC64.dll graphics driver contains a denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this bug by supplying a malformed pixel shader if the graphics driver is operating inside a VMware guest operating system. This type of attack can be triggered from VMware guest usermode to cause a denial-of-service attack due to an out-of-bounds read in the driver.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/11/vuln-spotlight-intel-DLL-driver-DoS-Nov-2019.html
Snort SIDs: 50295, 50296

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

An on-demand transcription service is under fire for letting all of its freelance contractors access a database where all the recordings are held.
https://onezero.medium.com/rev-a-transcription-service-used-by-police-and-journalists-leaves-customer-data-out-in-the-open-81fff9f16669

The U.S. Department of Justice charged two men with stealing SIM cards as part of a scheme to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/alleged-sim-swappers-charged-550000-cryptocurrency-scam/

The new checkra1n iOS jailbreak is now out in the wild, leaving a number of privacy and security questions up for debate among researchers and users.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/what-the-newly-released-checkra1n-jailbreak-means-for-for-idevice-security/

US Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar urged voting machine vendors to not dismiss amateur security researchers and create a fixed timeline to patch known bugs.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/klobuchar-voting-vendors-election-security/

Google and Samsung recently patched a vulnerability in some photo apps that could allow an attacker to take over a device’s camera, but other Android makers’ devices are still at risk.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/google-samsung-fix-android-spying-flaw-other-makers-may-still-be-vulnerable/

Ten companies formed a new coalition against stalkerware, launching a website to help victims and vowing to stop of the spread of this type of software.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywa7xv/coalition-against-stalkware-launches-eff-kaspersky

Andrew Yang, a US Democratic presidential candidate, released his proposal for what amounts to a “digital bill of rights” that includes taxing digital ads and launching a new federal agency to regulate social networks’ algorithms.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20964834/andrew-yang-digital-ads-tax-elizabeth-warren-antitrust-tech-facebook-google

Louisiana’s state government was hit with a ransomware attack this week, bringing down an internal network and disrupting some public websites. However, the state says it is not paying out the ransom.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_f1fe1cdc-0a2f-11ea-a0ac-dfef52b2b2af.html

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES November 14 – 21, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

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

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

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

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

SHA 256: f917be677daab5ee91dd3e9ec3f8fd027a58371524f46dd314a13aefc78b2ddc
MD5: c5608e40f6f47ad84e2985804957c342
VirusTotal: virus analysis
Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe
Claimed Product: Flash Helper Service
Detection Name: PUA:2144FlashPlayer-tpd