Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/14)

Man drives 3,300 miles to talk to YouTube about deleted video

It turns out that his wife deleted his “rambling”, get-rich-quick video. The man was arrested for alleged threats.

Google needs breaking up, says news chief

And Oracle accused Google of creating shadow profiles of even non-users. Theirs are just two of 85 responses to an Australian inquiry.

Update now! Microsoft’s March 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

If you were among the millions of users who updated Chrome last week to dodge a zero-day exploit, Microsoft has something for you in this month’s Patch Tuesday.

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 10

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
March 07, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 10
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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 March 1 – 7, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Attacks pick up on vulnerable Cisco SOHO routers
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in RV series of routers
Description: Attackers are carrying out attacks on Cisco small and home office routers after the company patched a critical bug in its RV line of routers. The vulnerability bypasses authentication procedures, allowing attackers to go after routers remotely over the internet. Affected models include the Cisco RV110, RV130 and RV215.
Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-have-started-attacks-on-cisco-rv110-rv130-and-rv215-routers/
Snort SIDs: 49296

Title: 19-year-old WinRAR vulnerability finally patched
Description: A micropatch released last week fixes a 19-year-old vulnerability in WinRAR that could allow an attacker to obtain remote code execution privileges. The bug, CVE-2018-20250, could allow an attacker to completely take over a target machine by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted, malicious archive. The latest WinRAR update completely removes support for ACE archives to protect users from this vulnerability.
Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/19-year-old-winrar-rce-vulnerability-gets-micropatch-which-keeps-ace-support/
Snort SIDs: 49289 – 49292

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Dow Jones’ list of 2.4 million people who are considered “high-risk” leaked after a company left the list on a database without a password.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/dow-jones-watchlist-leak/

New reporting pulled the curtain back on Facebook’s massive effort to sway privacy policies across the world by influencing politicians.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/02/facebook-global-lobbying-campaign-against-data-privacy-laws-investment

Thailand passed a new law that many are considering “martial law” on the internet and could allow the country’s military to make its own cyber laws in urgent cases.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-cyber/thailand-passes-internet-security-law-decried-as-cyber-martial-law-idUSKCN1QH1OB

The popular cryptocurrency miner Coinhive is shutting down — but not over security concerns.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/28/18244636/coinhive-cryptojacking-cryptocurrency-mining-shut-down-monero-date

The Chinese hacking group APT40 reportedly carried out multiple cyber attacks on different countries in an effort to bolster their Navy.
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/chinas-apt40-group-stole-navy-1-1/

U.S. Cyber Command carried out an offensive cyber attack against a well-known Russian troll farm on the day of the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-cyber-command-operation-disrupted-internet-access-of-russian-troll-factory-on-day-of-2018-midterms/2019/02/26/1827fc9e-36d6-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES March 1 – 7, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: dfe2fcb006df972edf4f8e721bab26cfec809768a0bfbccf5fc661b6ea85dba9
MD5: b860cf8c4cb5dc676ef4893a704c9f8d
VirusTotal: scan report
Typical Filename: MyMapDirections-14900991.exe
Claimed Product: IEInstaller
Detection Name: W32.Auto:dfe2fc.in03.Talos

SHA 256: 3573bf742920655ec2c28c9ec4ac04194e38096f54c63f0ceb02d366c1034f56
MD5: b6ca0e72b072f40f5544b9fd054d6ed1
VirusTotal: scan report
Typical Filename: maftask.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Auto.3573BF7429.Sbmt.tht.Talos

SHA 256: d7d80bf3f32c20298cad1d59ca8cb4508bad43a9be5e027579d7fc77a8e47be0
MD5: d8461f2978de84045e7ad6bea7a60418
VirusTotal: scan report
Typical Filename: Window.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201

SHA 256: 790c213e1227adefd2d564217de86ac9fe660946e1240b5415c55770a951abfd
MD5: 147ba798e448eb3caa7e477e7fb3a959
VirusTotal: scan report
Typical Filename: ups.exe
Claimed Product: TODO: <产品名>
Detection Name: W32.Variant:Malwaregen.22d1.1201

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan report
Typical Filename: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc.vir
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21ij.1201

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 09

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 28, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 09
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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 February 21 – 28, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Drupal critical flaw could lead to remote code execution
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Drupal patches critical vulnerability
Description: The Drupal content management system disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow an attacker to completely take over a web server. The bug lies in the way some file types on Drupal improperly sanitize data from non-form sources, such as RESTful web services. This can lead to arbitrary PHP code execution.
Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/drupal-critical-flaw-patch-this-remote-code-execution-bug-urgently-websites-warned/
Snort SIDs: 49257

Title: Cisco releases fixes for vulnerabilities in several of its products
Description: Cisco released a round of security updates for several of its products, including WebEx, HyperFlex and Prime Infrastructure. CVE-2019-1659 is a certificate validation vulnerability in Cisco Prime Infrastructure that could allow an attacker to perform a man-in-the-middle attack against the SSL tunnel between Cisco’s Identity Service Engine and Prime Infrastructure.
Reference: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/02/21/cisco-hyperflex-flaws/
Snort SIDs: 49240

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

The U.K.’s parliament is calling for an antitrust and data abuse investigation into Facebook based on recommendations from a committee’s recent report on the social media network.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/17/uk-parliament-calls-for-antitrust-data-abuse-probe-of-facebook/

Australia’s prime minister says several of the country’s largest political parties were hit by a massive cyber attack from a “sophisticated state actor.”
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-s-major-political-parties-hacked-in-sophisticated-attack-ahead-of-election-20190218-p50yi1.html

Popular smartphone apps may be sharing sensitive data with Facebook, including women’s menstruation cycles and recent home buying purchases.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/some-apps-send-data-about-menstruation-home-buying-facebook-wsj-n974711

The same Russian hacking group believed to be behind the attack on the Democratic National Committee in 2016 carried out similar attacks recently on U.S.-backed think tanks in Europe.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/tech/russian-hackers-think-tanks-europe/index.html

Screens installed on some United Airlines and Delta planes have built-in cameras that have yet to be activated.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/united-delta-airlines-seat-back-screens-cameras

The Chinese government is collecting real-time location data on its citizens, according to a recently exposed database.
https://www.apnews.com/6753f428edfd439ba4b29c71941f52bb

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES February 21 – 28, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

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

SHA 256: 3573bf742920655ec2c28c9ec4ac04194e38096f54c63f0ceb02d366c1034f56
MD5: b6ca0e72b072f40f5544b9fd054d6ed1
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: maftask.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: Auto.3573BF7429.Sbmt.tht.Talos

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: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc.vir
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21ij.1201

SHA 256: 18042540b39d543e9e648e5d0b059d2e8c74889bb9353674be59c94da265f393
MD5: 1a5a7532854ab45ac74b1c657fe47941
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: helperamc.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.18042540B3-95.SBX.TG