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Trojan for the Word Vulnerability in the Wild

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We all knew it was just a matter of time until the ‘thing’ was out.

PandaLabs has detected the appearance of 1Table.A, a malicious code that exploits a recently detected critical vulnerability in Microsoft Word, and which also affects versions of MS Office 2003 and XP.

Microsoft confirmed today the existence of this vulnerability and apparently is working on a hotfix.

This security problem allows the execution of code on affected systems and, more dangerously, allows the construction of malicious code which is indistinguishable at first glance from a normal Word file.

That’s more than enough to get 70%* of the people who use Microsoft Office to download and execute the file. If they open .BAT, .COM and .EXE, opening a .DOC is everyday work.

This attack is not limited to .DOC files, still, they will be the most used extension. It can take place with a .XLS file with an embedded Word document.

1Table.A – the new trojan – is detected by most of the antivirus software, however, user’s should have they’r eyes open until patch is released by Microsoft (even if they don’t consider it critical)

Source: NHS

* 80% of the statistics are made on the spot!

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PBNJ 1.14 Released – Diff Your Nmap Results

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PBNJ is a network tool that can be used to give an overview of an machine or multiple machines by identifying the details about the services running on them. PBNJ is different from other tools because it is based on using a scan from nmap parsed to amap. PBNJ parses the data from a scan and outputs to a CSV format file for each ip address scanned.

However, PBNJ is able to handle additional scans and parse the data while only looking for changes. For example, if a machine was updated with a newer version of OpenSSH than was running when the first scan was performed, the CSV file would contain the difference of the scan. Very useful for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

It is included in Backtrack http://www.remote-exploit.org/index.php/BackTrack

Depending on what you need, PBNJ can do various things. It is able to give a layout of a class network. It can also be run as an automated scanning tool parsing the data to CSV format files and growing an in-depth view of a network over time.

CHANGLOG for 1.14
—————-
* fixed bug that crashed PBNJ after scanning a machine with no ports open
* fixed –nodiff banner bug
* Added –delim option to allow custom delimination
–delim [ default set to comma ]
* quick install script for ubuntu and linux systems
* Makefile.PL setup which will install pbnj properly

Version 2.0 will be released sometime in August.

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The Ultimate Net Monitoring Tool – Semantic Traffic Analyzer

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Packet sniffing goes hi-tech? What’s wrong with ethereal?

The equipment that technician Mark Klein learned was installed in the National Security Agency’s “secret room” inside AT&T’s San Francisco switching office isn’t some sinister Big Brother box designed solely to help governments eavesdrop on citizens’ internet communications.

Rather, it’s a powerful commercial network-analysis product with all sorts of valuable uses for network operators. It just happens to be capable of doing things that make it one of the best internet spy tools around.

I guess the difference is, this one is designed to sit on 10Gbps pipes, and monitor traffic in real time, that is pretty impressive, if it can do 100% throughput..

Narus’ product, the Semantic Traffic Analyzer, is a software application that runs on standard IBM or Dell servers using the Linux operating system. It’s renowned within certain circles for its ability to inspect traffic in real time on high-bandwidth pipes, identifying packets of interest as they race by at up to 10 Gbps.

Internet companies can install the analyzers at every entrance and exit point of their networks, at their “cores” or centers, or both. The analyzers communicate with centralized “logic servers” running specialized applications. The combination can keep track of, analyze and record nearly every form of internet communication, whether e-mail, instant message, video streams or VOIP phone calls that cross the network

VeriSign is also using it, so are many others.

Just remember, they are watching us.

That legal eavesdropping application was launched in February 2005, well after whistle-blower Klein allegedly learned that AT&T was installing Narus boxes in secure, NSA-controlled rooms in switching centers around the country. But that doesn’t mean the government couldn’t write its own code to do the dirty work. Narus even offers software-development kits to customers.

Source: Wired

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What Next? The Poker Rootkit of Course!

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Ok so the list gets even BIGGER, after the WoW Trojan, Trojan for World Cup Fans, Ransomeware and the buy a spyware kit story

Now we proudly present, the Poker Rootkit!

For online poker players, this was always going to be a losing hand.

A Trojan with malicious rootkit features hidden in a legitimate software package distributed by online gaming tools vendor Check Raised has the ability to hijack log-in information for multiple online poker Web sites, according to a warning from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.

The spying Trojan, identified as Backdoor.Win32.Small.la, was built into a Rakeback calculator application (RBCalc.exe) distributed by Check Raised to help online poker players keep track of scaled commission fees taken by the Web site operator.

Pretty clever stuff.

When the spying component is initialized, it starts a keystroke logger and connects to a remote server that is programmed to send instructions to the infected machines. The instructions range from the downloading of executable files, the uploading of stolen information, the shutdown of the Trojan and the ability to send application screenshots.

The backdoor also sends out sensitive information to remote servers, including keylogger database, computer name, and the username and password of several online poker programs.

What I thought was really clever was the way in which the application took money from users, it’s not direct, it’s very smart in fact!

An anti-virus company says the rootkit is particularly malicious because the hacker could take a victim’s money without making it look stolen — by using the passwords to log on to a poker site, then playing very badly against players controlled by the hacker. The victims are then left with little recourse, since it looks like they just lost their money during normal play.

Smart stuff.

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The Biggest Web Defacement Ever

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A Turkish hacker using the handle iSKORPiTX was able to breach the security of a group of web servers, containing more than 38.500 web sites in less than a day!

Iskorpitx is believed to be 45 years old, sometimes being helped for minor defacement activities by another Turkish “senior cracker” (42) going by the handle of Metlak .

Apparently he doesn’t like a couple of countries:

“HACKED BY iSKORPiTX

(TURKISH HACKER)

FUCKED ARMANIAN-FUCKED FRANCE-FUCKED GREECE-FUCKED PKK TERROR

iscorpitx, marque du monde, presente ses salutations tout le monde. “

Defacement mirror – example

I gotta say:

Script kiddie hack or not, a defacement will always be a ‘cool’ hack to do.

Zone-H is keeping everyone posted of his actions and has compiled a full list of the 21.549 sites he was able to deface.

You can also keep updated with iSKORPiTX latest actions here.

Of all the sites iSKORPiTX was able to hack, 95% of them were using Windows (big part of those same sites, Windows 2003) and running IIS 6. New exploit?

No doubt, the biggest hack ever.

Source: Zone-H

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Paros Proxy 3.2.12 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

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Paros 3.2.12 is released. This version is a maintenance release which fix a potental 100% cpu consumption issue. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version.

The changes are:

– Use newest external library for HTTP handling.

– Enable/disable spider to POST forms in options panel to avoid generating unwanted traffic (default to enable). This is requested by many users.

– Decrease the number of possible combinations crawled by spider on forms with multiple SELECT/OPTIONS. This make crawling less resource consuming and lower chance to affect application being scanned.

– Minor UI changes.

Paros labels itself as MITM Proxy + Spider + Scanner plus anything else you want it to be, it is a pretty neat piece of software.

It’s particularly useful for testing web applications and things such as insecure sessions.

Paros is free of charge and completely written in Java. Through Paros’s proxy nature, all HTTP and HTTPS data between server and client, including cookies and form fields, can be intercepted and modified.

These proxies have a different purpose than those personal type proxies like Proxomitron which are intended to protect you, clean adverts, block spyware and so on. Proxies like Paros and Burp are meant for examining the security of applications and web application auditing.

You do need Java Run Time Enviroment (JRE) 1.4 (or above) to install Paros.

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