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The Computer Network Defence Alert State is designed to give a granular and more dynamic visualisation of the current security threat.  Increase in alert state will occur immediately upon detection of a new threat and drop again by one level each working day.  The rationale is that vulnerabilities often occur in clusters, therefore reducing the alert state again quickly, will increase your visibility of new threats to the same product.  It is important that the radar page is viewed at least daily in order to track these changes. Reductions in alert state occur at approximately 1900 GMT/UTC. Significant vulnerabilities may remain for longer. Vulnerabilities on this page are predominantly remotely executable, very few local server exploits will be shown.

 

 

Current Alerts

AlertTitleIBM

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition allows for an attacker to attempt login requests without locking out the intruder after several incorrect guesses. This could allow an attacker to brute force the admin credentials over a period of time.

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Also, The October release of the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) is directly related to a Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) initiative led by Novetta.  The target in this campaign is an advanced persistent threat that served as the infrastructure of actors that launched targeted attacks against multiple organizations around the world.

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AlertTitleMicrosoft

Microsoft is analyzing a vulnerability affecting all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file that contains an OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.  At this time, Microsoft is are aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit the vulnerability through Microsoft PowerPoint.

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AlertTitleF5

F5 has published a bulletin about a vulnerability in older versions of OpenSSL.  This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS), and have other unspecified impacts on the system.  This version is used in much of F5's product line.

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AlertTitleFortinet

An unprivileged user may be able to inject packets into any network configured on the FortiADC, or may be able to communicate with hosts present on networks configured on the FortiADC. 

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AlertTitleHitachi

Cosminexus Developer's Kit for Java has been patched to correct security vulnerabilities, and so have the products that use it.

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AlertTitleChromeOS

Google has published a security update for Chrome OS.

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AlertTitleSuSE

A number of security patches have been released by SuSE, including a remote DoS attack on the linux kernel using SCTP, and another DoS with a network race condition.

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OpenSuSE as well.

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AlertTitleIBM

Tivoli Integrated Portal (TIP) has been identified as having a Cross-site scripting security vulnerability in some TIP URLs.

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A debug port is opened that a remote attacker could connect to during the IBM Security AppScan Source installation and uninstallation process.

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Spring Framework may be prone to multiple XML External Entity injection vulnerabilities and may be vulnerable to cross site scripting issues when using Spring MVC.

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IBM Algo One is affected by multiple Open Source Tomcat security vulnerabilities.

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AlertTitleF5

F5 is reporting that A flaw in the DTLS SRTP extension parsing code allows an attacker, who ends a carefully crafted handshake message, to cause OpenSSL to fail to free up to 64k of memory causing a memory leak. This could be exploited in a Denial Of Service attack. This issue affects OpenSSL 1.0.1 server implementations for both SSL/TLS and DTLS regardless of whether SRTP is used or configured.

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AlertTitleVMware

VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a critical information disclosure vulnerability.

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AlertTitleCisco

A 10 year old TCP issue has been identified and fixed in Cisco Standalone rack server CIMC.

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AlertTitleQuickTime

Playing a maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

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Alert Definitions

NORMAL This alert state represents the normal level of security with minimal activity relating to the product.  The next stage above this level is 2, however falling alerts will go through 1 when returning to normal.

LOW This alert state indicates that an alert has been recognised for this product within the last few days but it is now returning to normal.  Inclusion of this level is for viewers that don't monitor this alert system regularly.

INCREASED This alert state indicates a need to increase the security posture due to an emerging threat for which there is currently no exploit, or you are witnessing the reduction in alert state after being at level 3 for more than 1 working day.

HIGH This alert state indicates a significant threat to the product, where exploits exist or where the vulnerability is potentially devastating.

PATCHES This alert state indicates that patches are available for vulnerabilities that had previously resulted in a need for the alert state to increase and subsequently fall. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the urgency to patch.

EXPLOIT This alert state indicates that exploit code is available for vulnerabilities that had previously resulted in a need for the alert state to increase and subsequently fall. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the threat of the exploit.

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ZERO This alert state indicates that a vulnerability has been announced without the opportunity for the vendor to patch it before the details are made known.  These can be especially dangerous if exploit code is available. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the threat of the vulnerability.

 

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Useful Links

 

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http://isc.sans.edu/
http://www.us-cert.gov/
http://www.auscert.org.au/
http://cve.mitre.org/
http://atlas.arbor.net/

http://www.cert.org/advisories/
http://secunia.com/Advisories
http://www.vupen.com/english/security-advisories/
http://www.securityfocus.com/vulnerabilities
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/corelabs-advisories

http://www.iss.net/threats/ThreatList.php
http://www.sourcefire.com/security-technologies/snort/vulnerability-research-team/advisories

 

Any other comments on our site or the Radar Page are welcome as well!

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1215-1/