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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 20, Num. 09

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 27, 2020 – Vol. 20, Num. 09

CONTENTS:
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES February 20 – 27, 2020
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: New remote access tool shows connections to other RAT families
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: ObliqueRAT spreads via malicious documents
Description: Cisco Talos has observed a malware campaign that utilizes malicious Microsoft Office documents (maldocs) to spread a remote access trojan (RAT) we’re calling “ObliqueRAT.” These maldocs use malicious macros to deliver the second-stage RAT payload. Network-based detection, although important, should be combined with endpoint protections to combat this threat and provide multiple layers of security. According to Talos researchers, ObliqueRAT has connections to the adversaries behind the CrimsonRAT discovered last year.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/02/obliquerat-hits-victims-via-maldocs.html
Snort SIDs: 53152 – 53163

Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Description: Cisco Data Center Network Manager contains a privilege escalation vulnerability and a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. Cisco disclosed the high-severity vulnerabilities late last week. In the case of the privilege escalation vulnerability, an attacker could exploit the Network Manager in a way that would allow them to interact with the API with administrator-level privileges. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to interact with the API with administrative privileges.
Reference:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20200219-dcnm-priv-esc
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20200219-dcnm-csrf
Snort SIDs: Snort Rule 53171 – 53176

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The KidsGuard surveillance app exfiltrated data from targeted devices to an unprotected cloud storage bucket.
https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/20/kidsguard-spyware-app-phones/

A vulnerability in Bluetooth software development kits leaves numerous medical devices and other internet-of-things devices open to attacks. https://www.wired.com/story/bluetooth-flaws-ble-internet-of-things-pacemakers/

Mexico’s economy ministry said it detected a cyber attack on its network over the weekend.
https://in.reuters.com/article/mexico-economy-cyberattack/mexicos-economy-ministry-hit-by-cyber-attack-idINKCN20J0FQ

American and British government agencies teamed up to formally blame Russia for a massive cyber attack on the country of Georgia last year; the attacks targeted web hosting providers, broadcasters, and numerous government, NGO, and business websites.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/politics/russia-georgia-hacking/index.html

Dell sold its RSA security business, including the popular RSA conference, to a private equity firm for $2 billion.
https://rcpmag.com/articles/2020/02/21/consortium-buys-rsa-from-dell.aspx?m=1

This year’s RSA Conference kicked off earlier this week. Here is a roundup of some of the major announcements made thus far.
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3527306/hottest-new-cybersecurity-products-at-rsa-conference-2020.html

French sporting goods chain Decathlon leaked the information of more than 123 million customers and employees on an unsecured Elasticsearch server.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/sports-giant-decathlon-leaks-123/

Google released the latest version of its Chrome web browser, starting a rollback of third-party cookies. Chrome 80 also includes a new capability called ScrollToTextFragment, which security researchers worry could be exploited to expose sensitive information.
https://www.adweek.com/digital/new-deep-linking-feature-in-google-chrome-80-sparks-privacy-concerns/

The adversaries behind the DoppelPaymer ransomware launched a new site that they say will be used to publish the information and stolen data of victims who do not pay the requested extortion payment.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/doppelpaymer-ransomware-launches-site-to-post-victims-data/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES February 20 – 27, 2020
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: 85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5
MD5: 8c80dd97c37525927c1e549cb59bcbf3
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: eternalblue-2.2.0.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.85B936960F.5A5226262.auto.Talos

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: 1460fd00cb6addf9806a341fee9c5ab0a793762d1d97dca05fa17467c8705af7
MD5: 88cbadec77cf90357f46a3629b6737e6
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe
Claimed Product: Flash Helper Services
Detection Name: PUA.Win.File.2144flashplayer::tpd

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201