@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 20, Num. 12

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
March 19, 2020 – Vol. 20, Num. 12

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 March 12 – March 19, 2020
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Microsoft patches more than 100 vulnerabilities in monthly update
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Parallax malware-for-sale increasingly spread through spam
Description: The Parallax remote access trojan has been increasingly seen in spam emails as it becomes publicly available on hacker forums. The malware-as-a-service costs roughly $65 a month. Attackers attempt to use the RAT to gain access to a victim’s machine, and then steal their login credentials and files and execute code. Users are recommended to be vigilant for phony emails that may contain malicious links pointing to a Parallax download.
Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/parallax-rat-common-malware-payload-after-hacker-forums-promotion/
Snort SIDs: 53437 – 53440

Title: Zoho ManageEngine contains remote code execution vulnerability, being exploited in the wild
Description: Attackers are exploiting a remote code execution vulnerability in Zoho ManageEngine in the wild. The bug, identified as CVE-2020-10189, could allow an attacker to deserialize data and then execute arbitrary code on the victim machine with SYSTEM or root privileges. One security researcher discovered 2,300 unprotected instances utilizing ManageEngine.
Reference: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/03/10/cve-2020-10189/
Snort SIDs: 53433 – 53435

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The COVID-19 pandemic has attackers looking to capitalize on current events, specifically spreading a popular map app that claims to show where there are new virus cases.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/the-internet-is-drowning-in-covid-19-related-malware-and-phishing-scams/

More workers across the globe are also staying home to as part of “social distancing,” which leaves large organizations open to cyber attacks. Here are some tips for staying safe online while working remotely.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/working-from-home-cybersecurity-tips-for-remote-workers/

The US Department of Health and Human Services suffered a cyber attack earlier this week as the government scrambled to respond to COVID-19.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-16/u-s-health-agency-suffers-cyber-attack-during-covid-19-response

Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for a vulnerability in SMBv3 that could allow attackers to connect to remote systems while SMB is enabled.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-patches-smbv3-wormable-bug-that-leaked-earlier-this-week/

The US Senate passed a 77-day extension of it surveillance powers, which allows them to carry out “roving” wiretaps and other actions, though leaders promise they will use that time to make changes to the policy.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/487910-senate-clears-77-day-extension-of-surveillance-powers

US Congress is working on a bill that would essentially allow lawmakers to bypass end-to-end encryption, though it has largely gone unnoticed during the COVID-19 outbreak.
https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/3/12/21174815/earn-it-act-encryption-killer-lindsay-graham-match-group

A new bill in the US Senate would ban the Chinese-developed app TikTok from federal workers’ mobile devices.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/12/senate-bill-would-ban-tiktok-on-federal-employees-work-phones-126727

A new strain of Android malware known as “Cookiethief” is stealing users’ Facebook credentials.
https://www.darkreading.com/new-android-malware-strain-sneaks-cookies-from-facebook/d/d-id/1337304

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES March 12 – March 19, 2020
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 8e0aea169927ae791dbafe063a567485d33154198cd539ee7efcd81a734ea325
MD5: 5fb477098fc975fd1b314c8fb0e4ec06
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: upxarch.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Win.Dropper.Ranumbot::in07.talos

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: 1bbcd367a317af33aee72ae06f5f38067f27b27a0f321b54325cfb0f7431ebe7
MD5: 06fad4d91f0e79143d1270ad0b1fce3f
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: set-up.exe
Claimed Product: uTorrent
Detection Name: W32.1BBCD367A3-100.SBX.VIOC

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: 64f3633e009650708c070751bd7c7c28cd127b7a65d4ab4907dbe8ddaa01ec8b
MD5: 42143a53581e0304b08f61c2ef8032d7
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: myfile.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Pdf.Phishing.Phishing::malicious.tht.talos