Tenable Network Security Podcast Episode 180 - "Detecting Backdoors, One Vulnerability Trumps All (Sometimes)"
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Discussion & Highlighted Plugins
- The latest Nessus plugin feed update includes detection for Poison Ivy, a popular backdoor used by attackers. Poison Ivy allows a remote attacker to control the compromised system, and has mechanisms to jump from process to process. While anti-virus products should detect the presence of this software, there's always a chance of gaps. For example, by modifying the Poison Ivy binary, you can change its signature. This means if your AV software is out-of-date, an attack will be successful. If a determined attacker, dare I say "APT," were to modify this software to bypass even up-to-date AV software, Nessus can be used as a second line of defense in conjuction with malicious process detection adding more malware detection layers.
- Perhaps one of the toughest challenges still for IT today, is keeping up with third-party software. Users will find ways to install software on their own (such as virtual machine software). Filling in the gaps nicely is the Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS). I've been running PVS on my lab network and witnessed firsthand as it flagged a PuTTY vulnerability on one system, and told me that my Flash player was out-of-date on my other system. Third-party vulnerabilities have a tendency to hide, and PVS helps uncover them in a big way.
New & Notable Plugins
- CA ARCserve Backup for Laptops and Desktops Server, CA Protection Suite, and CA Desktop Management Suite Integer Underflow
- PuTTY 0.52 to 0.62 Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Mac OS X Directory Service Buffer Overflow
- Poison Ivy Detection
- TrustPort WebFilter help.php hf Parameter Directory Traversal
- HP Switch Identification
- HP ProCurve 5400 zl Switches Compact Flash Card Security Issue
- MS13-059: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2862772)
- MS13-060: Vulnerability in Unicode Scripts Processor Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850869)
- MS13-061: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876063)
- MS13-062: Vulnerability in Remote Procedure Call Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2849470)
- MS13-063: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2859537)
- MS13-064: Vulnerability in Windows NAT Driver Could Allow Denial of Service (2849568)
- MS13-065: Vulnerability in ICMPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2868623)
- MS13-066: Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2873872)
- MS KB2862966 : Updates to Improve Cryptography and Digital Certificate Handling in Windows
- MS KB2861855: Updates to Improve Remote Desktop Protocol Network-Level Authentication
- MS KB2862973: Update for Deprecation of MD5 Hashing Algorithm for Microsoft Root Certificate Program
- Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Jumbo Frame Denial of Service (cisco-sa-20080618-ips)
- HP ProCurve Switches Remote Unauthorized Information Disclosure
- Adobe Camera Raw Plugin Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
- PHP 5.5.x < 5.5.1 xml.c Buffer Overflow
- BigTree CMS Detection
- BigTree CMS index.php SQL Injection
- Western Digital My Net Router main_internet.php Admin Credential Disclosure
- OpenX flowplayer-3.1.1.min.js Backdoor Remote Code Execution
- OSPF LSA Manipulation Vulnerability in Cisco ASA (cisco-sa-20130801-lsaospf)
- OSPF LSA Manipulation Vulnerability in Cisco IOS (cisco-sa-20130801-lsaospf)
- OSPF LSA Manipulation Vulnerability in Cisco IOS-XE (cisco-sa-20130801-lsaospf)
- OSPF LSA Manipulation Vulnerability in Cisco NX-OS (cisco-sa-20130801-lsaospf)
Passive Vulnerability Scanner
Tenable Compliance Checks
Security News Stories
- Open Security Research: Remote Code Execution on Wired-side Servers over Unauthenticated Wireless
- ZMap - The Internet Scanner
- If You Send To Gmail, You Should Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy' | Business Insider
- Researchers release tool to pickup the SLAAC in Man-In-The-Middle attacks using IPv6 | Network World
- Putty Security Update (SSH Tool)
- Poison Ivy: Assessing Damage and Extracting Intelligence
- Hackers use new tactic to attack U.S. media sites | Reuters
- Attention, parents: Baby monitor hacked; default password to blame?
- Zuckerberg Facebook hacker gets $10k fundraiser bug bounty
- CSOs: Stop flogging the threats and start providing solutions
- Bloke leaks '1000s' of Twitter login tokens, says he can hack ANY twit