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September 20, 2018

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     @RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert

                   September 20, 2018 - Vol. 18, Num. 38


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


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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 Sept. 13 - 20


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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Adobe releases fixes for bugs in ColdFusion, Flash Player


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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES

SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP


Title: Adobe patches vulnerabilities in ColdFusion, Flash Player

Description: Several bugs were fixed as part of Adobes monthly security update. The majority of the vulnerabilities that the company disclosed were in ColdFusionsix of which are rated critical. There is also an information disclosure vulnerability in Flash Player. Adobe was also scheduled to release additional advisories regarding Acrobat and Reader on Sept. 19.

Reference:

* https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-34.html

* https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-31.html

* https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb18-33.html

Snort SID: 47786 - 47787, 47833 - 47834


Title: SoftNAS Cloud command injection bug

Description: A vulnerability exists in the SoftNAS Cloud file storage platform in all versions leading up to 4.0.3. An unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with root permissions due to the way the snserv script sanitizes the recentVersion parameter from the snserv endpoint.

Reference: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-14417

Snort SID: 47817-47819


Title: Diagnostic Hub Standard Collector escalation of privilege vulnerability

Description: An escalation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector when itor the Visual Basic Studio Standard Collectorallows files to be created in arbitrary locations. An attacker needs to log onto the system to exploit this bug, and then run a specially crafted application.

Reference: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0952

Snort SID: 47850 - 47851


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INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY


Indias Aadhaar database, which stores biometric information on more than 1 million residents, was compromised by a software patch, allowing an attacker to randomly pull information.


https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/09/11/uidai-s-aadhaar-software-hacked-id-database-compromised-experts-confirm_a_23522472/



Popular mobile video games targeted toward children may be unknowingly collecting the personal information of its players, a practice that will be challenged by a lawsuit recently filed by New Mexicos attorney general.


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/12/technology/kids-apps-data-privacy-google-twitter.html



Major U.S. mobile companies are banding together to try and convince some websites to do away with passwords and instead rely on mobile users unique information.


https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/u-s-mobile-giants-want-to-be-your-online-identity/



Trend Micro is defending its products after researchers discoverd some of its software on the Apple App Store was collecting users browsing history.


https://www.cyberscoop.com/trend-micro-mac-app-store-browser-history/



Apple released its new iOS 12 operating system for mobile devices, and it includes a number of security updates for iPhones and the Apple Watch.


https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-security-updates-tackle-spoofing-data-leaks-kernel-memory-flaws/



A critical vulnerability in NUUO software could open up thousands of internet-of-things cameras to be compromised.


https://www.tenable.com/blog/tenable-research-advisory-peekaboo-critical-vulnerability-in-nuuo-network-video-recorder


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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-2018-11776  

Title:     Apache Struts 2 Namespace Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (S2-057)

Vendor: Apache Software Foundation

Description: Apache Struts versions 2.3 to 2.3.34 and 2.5 to 2.5.16 suffer from possible Remote Code Execution when using results with no namespace and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace. Same possibility when using url tag which doesn't have value and action set and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-2628

Title:     Oracle Weblogic Deserialization Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Oracle

Description: Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: WLS Core Components). Supported versions that are affected are 10.3.6.0, 12.1.3.0, 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.3. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via T3 to compromise Oracle WebLogic Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle WebLogic Server.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


ID:     CVE-2018-8174

Title:     Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: The VBScript engine contains a remote code execution vulnerability due to how it handles objects in memory. An attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-7600

Title:     Drupal Core Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (SA-CORE-2018-002)

Vendor: Drupal

Description: Drupal before 7.58, 8.x before 8.3.9, 8.4.x before 8.4.6, and 8.5.x before 8.5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code because of an issue affecting multiple subsystems with default or common module configurations.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-0886

Title:     Microsoft Credential Security Support Provider Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Microsoft

Description: The Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and R2, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, 1703, and 1709 Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server, version 1709 allows a remote code execution vulnerability due to how CredSSP validates request during the authentication process, aka "CredSSP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability".

CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2018-4878

Title:     Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSA18-01)

Vendor: Adobe

Description: A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-4878 exists in the wild and is being used in targeted attacks.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2017-12636

Title:     Apache CouchDB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Vendor: Apache Software Foundation

Description: CouchDB administrative users can configure the database server via HTTP(S). Some of the configuration options include paths for operating system-level binaries that are subsequently launched by CouchDB. This allows an admin user in Apache CouchDB before 1.7.0 and 2.x before 2.1.1 to execute arbitrary shell commands as the CouchDB user, including downloading and executing scripts from the public internet.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)


ID:     CVE-2017-10271

Title:     Oracle WebLogic WLS Security Component Remote Code Execution

Vendor: Oracle

Description: Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: WLS Security). Supported versions that are affected are 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0, 12.2.1.1.0 and 12.2.1.2.0. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle WebLogic Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle WebLogic Server.

CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


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MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES Sept. 13 - 20:

COMPILED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP



SHA 256: 486b6e503ebfa15ed2a22934361d382d64c454774ea6de4c26a95fb2392ccec1

MD5: efab302e91335694b6864360a6280fd6

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/486b6e503ebfa15ed2a22934361d382d64c454774ea6de4c26a95fb2392ccec1/details

Typical Filename: Remove_HIPs_key.exe

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::100.sbx.vioc



SHA 256: 33819ff564d959d343cb8ff7e45107956f5463874044f9a1333874556712f23f

MD5: 05b53b3170c51c0615dd9afd2ba101bd

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/33819ff564d959d343cb8ff7e45107956f5463874044f9a1333874556712f23f/details

Typical Filename: Alona.doc

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.Auto:33819ff564.in05.Talos



SHA 256: 800c0d8e5a72d856398894329b6e3927b5b46bda9f8157d6e47c059cea3cb5b7

MD5: 68bdead645dc97e55597be4aa3664fa9

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/800c0d8e5a72d856398894329b6e3927b5b46bda9f8157d6e47c059cea3cb5b7/details

Typical Filename: SearchBar_2.25.exe

Claimed Product: Desktop Search Bar

Detection Name: PUA.Win.Ransomware.Spigot::in03.talos



SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f

MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f/details

Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201



SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b

MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc

VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b/details

Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe

Claimed Product: N/A

Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.21ij.1201


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