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@RISK provides a reliable weekly summary of (1) newly discovered attack vectors, (2) vulnerabilities with active new exploits, (3) insightful explanations of how recent attacks worked, and other valuable data

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December 22, 2016
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@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

Vol. 16, Num. 51

Providing a reliable, weekly summary of newly discovered attack vectors, vulnerabilities with active exploits, and explanations of how recent attacks worked

Archived issues may be found at http://www.sans.org/newsletters/at-risk =============================================================

CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2016-12-13 - 2016-12-20

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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw in Ubuntu Desktop Crash Reporter Identified and Patched

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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw in Ubuntu Desktop Crash Reporter Identified and Patched
Description: An arbitrary code execution flaw in the Ubuntu Desktop crash reporter has been identified by an independent security researcher. These bugs, identified as CVE-2016-9949 and CVE-2016-9950, manifest as a result of Ubuntu attempting to determine the file type of a crash report to open the crash report handler application. A user who opens a specifically formatted crash report file could allow an attacker to achieve arbitrary code execution on the targeted system. Ubuntu versions 12.10 and later are known to be affected. Ubuntu has addressed the vulnerability by releasing an update.
Reference: https://donncha.is/2016/12/compromising-ubuntu-desktop/

Title: Command Injection Vulnerability in Nagios Core Identified and Fixed
Description: A command injection vulnerability in Nagios Core has been identified by a researcher at Legal Hackers. This particular vulnerability, identified as CVE-2016-9565, manifests in the front-end RSS feed reader component MagpieRSS. This flaw could be exploited if the Nagios server attempts to load an RSS feed from a server impersonating the feed server. Golunski, the researcher who identified this flaw, notes that this vulnerability is notable as Nagios server installations tend to have visibility into many aspects of an organization and could allow an attacker to gain visibility and more laterally within a network. Nagios has released an update, version 4.2.4, which addresses the flaw.
Reference: https://legalhackers.com/advisories/Nagios-Exploit-Command-Injection-CVE-2016-9565-2008-4796.html

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Twin zero-day attacks: PROMETHIUM and NEODYMIUM target individuals in Europe
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/12/14/twin-zero-day-attacks-promethium-and-neodymium-target-individuals-in-europe/

Cisco Umbrella 1 Million
https://blog.opendns.com/2016/12/14/cisco-umbrella-1-million/

Alice: A Lightweight, Compact, No-Nonsense ATM Malware
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/alice-lightweight-compact-no-nonsense-atm-malware/

Practical Reverse Engineering Part 5 - Digging Through the Firmware
http://jcjc-dev.com/2016/12/14/reversing-huawei-5-reversing-firmware/

Project Wycheproof - Google Security Blog
https://security.googleblog.com/2016/12/project-wycheproof.html

Wassenaar Renegotiation Will Be in Trump Administrationâs Hands
https://threatpost.com/wassenaar-renegotiation-will-be-in-trump-administrations-hands/122653/

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RECENT VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
COMPILED BY THE QUALYS VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM

This is a list of recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available. System administrators can use this list to help in prioritization of their remediation activities. The Qualys Vulnerability Research Team compiles this information based on various exploit frameworks, exploit databases, exploit kits and monitoring of internet activity.

ID: CVE-2016-7892
Title: Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Remote exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7892 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited targeted attacks.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2016-5195
Title: Linux Kernel "MAP_PRIVATE COW" Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Vendor: Kernel.Org
Description: A race condition vulnerability has been identified in the Linux Kernel. The Linux Kernel's memory subsystem does not properly handle copy-on-write(COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. The vulnerability has been identified as "Dirty Cow."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.6 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2016-0752
Title: Ruby on Rails Input Validation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: rubyonrails.org
Description: Directory traversal vulnerability in Action View in Ruby on Rails before 3.2.22.1, 4.0.x and 4.1.x before 4.1.14.1, 4.2.x before 4.2.5.1, and 5.x before 5.0.0.beta1.1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files by leveraging an application's unrestricted use of the render method and providing a .. (dot dot) in a pathname.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

ID: CVE-2016-6366
Title: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance SNMP Buffer Overflow Code Execution Vulnerability
Vendor: Cisco
Description: Buffer overflow in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software through 9.4.2.3 on ASA 5500, ASA 5500-X, ASA Services Module, ASA 1000V, ASAv, Firepower 9300 ASA Security Module, PIX, and FWSM devices allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via crafted IPv4 SNMP packets, aka Bug ID CSCva92151 or EXTRABACON.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2015-2866
Title: Grandsteam GXV3611_HD camera SQL injection Vulnerability
Vendor: Grandstream Networks
Description: SQL injection vulnerability on the Grandstream GXV3611_HD camera with firmware before 1.0.3.9 beta allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands by attempting to establish a TELNET session with a crafted username.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

ID: CVE-2016-1017
Title: Adobe Flash Player "AS2 LoadVars" Use-after-free Code Execution Vulnerability (APSA16-10)
Vendor: Adobe
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the LoadVars.decode function in Adobe Flash Player before 18.0.0.343 and 19.x through 21.x before 21.0.0.213 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.616 on Linux allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-1011, CVE-2016-1013, CVE-2016-1016, and CVE-2016-1031.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2016-0189
Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vendor: Microsoft
Description: The Microsoft (1) JScript 5.8 and (2) VBScript 5.7 and 5.8 engines, as used in Internet Explorer 9 through 11 and other products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-0187.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

ID: CVE-2016-1287
Title: Cisco ASA Software IKEv1 and IKEv2 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vendor: Cisco
Description: Buffer overflow in the IKEv1 and IKEv2 implementations in Cisco ASA Software before 8.4(7.30), 8.7 before 8.7(1.18), 9.0 before 9.0(4.38), 9.1 before 9.1(7), 9.2 before 9.2(4.5), 9.3 before 9.3(3.7), 9.4 before 9.4(2.4), and 9.5 before 9.5(2.2) on ASA 5500 devices, ASA 5500-X devices, ASA Services Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 devices, ASA 1000V devices, Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (aka ASAv), Firepower 9300 ASA Security Module, and ISA 3000 devices allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (device reload) via crafted UDP packets, aka Bug IDs CSCux29978 and CSCux42019.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES 2016-12-13 - 2016-12-20:
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 0f2f6501745df720946c0152a46c8afa3a98b78b0d54905c590125755c67ba4c
MD5: 192d988a3a3228c5d8770fe4d2ac7aa6
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/0f2f6501745df720946c0152a46c8afa3a98b78b0d54905c590125755c67ba4c/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: ATOGov_18122016.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.0F2F650174-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: ae7327f36a659d01a85d4071a4570458ec03a05a6ce7d2f6d092fb46aff3e739
MD5: fa1f769475516b03881602d0824cae12
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/ae7327f36a659d01a85d4071a4570458ec03a05a6ce7d2f6d092fb46aff3e739/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: PrinterInstallerClientUpdater.exe
Claimed Product: Printer Client Updater
Detection Name: W32.AE7327F36A-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 76bfca49c7953827efac0936923ed5dd016c14962292045a99f7f2b21878d3a6
MD5: 647a0cfb3b7d0f3dc617f7c05cd64562
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/76bfca49c7953827efac0936923ed5dd016c14962292045a99f7f2b21878d3a6/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: mfon.zip
Claimed Product: Mac File Opener
Detection Name: W32.Trojan.NM

SHA 256: cb5eee6e2a3ce2c696031b853b24a3db1e9bc41556f9d57add1c076fc01493dd
MD5: 6973808a44f23b4703f8273fe0f57593
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/cb5eee6e2a3ce2c696031b853b24a3db1e9bc41556f9d57add1c076fc01493dd/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: Payslip_Dec_2016_179786.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: DOCX.Auto:cb5eee6e2a.in05.Talos

SHA 256: cc5588b516e920f70afe1949709ef2d439b0b765f42a1be7b585679de7026331
MD5: b480b7efe5e822bd3c3c90d818502068
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/file/cc5588b516e920f70afe1949709ef2d439b0b765f42a1be7b585679de7026331/analysis/#additional-info
Typical Filename: ID201NLD0012192016.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.CC5588B516-99.SBX.VIOC

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