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Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco WLCs and Cisco WiSMs are responsible for system-wide wireless
LAN functions, such as security policies, intrusion prevention, RF
management, quality of service (QoS), and mobility.

These devices communicate with controller-based access points over any Layer 2 (Ethernet) or Layer 3 (IP) infrastructure using the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) and the Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) protocol.

The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) product family is affected by
the following vulnerabilities:

* Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers HTTP Denial of Service Vulnerability
* Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerability
* Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers WebAuth Denial of Service Vulnerability
* Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers Unauthorized Access Vulnerability

Cisco has released free software updates that address these vulnerabilities. Workarounds are available that mitigate some of these vulnerabilities.

This advisory is available at the following link:

Affected Products

The Cisco WLC product family is affected by multiple vulnerabilities. Affected versions of Cisco ASA Software vary depending on the specific vulnerability.

Vulnerable Products

Each of the following products is affected by at least one of the vulnerabilities covered in this Security Advisory:

* Cisco 2000 Series WLC
* Cisco 2100 Series WLC
* Cisco 2500 Series WLC
* Cisco 4100 Series WLC
* Cisco 4400 Series WLC
* Cisco 5500 Series WLC
* Cisco 500 Series Wireless Express Mobility Controllers
* Cisco Wireless Services Modules (WiSM)
* Cisco Wireless Services Modules version 2 (WiSM version 2)
* Cisco NME-AIR-WLC Modules for Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)
* Cisco NM-AIR-WLC Modules for Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)
* Cisco Catalyst 3750G Integrated WLCs
* Cisco Flex 7500 Series Cloud Controllers

Measures to mitigate these risks can be found here:


Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco Small Business SRP 500 Series

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Cisco Small Business SRP 500 Series

Cisco Small Business (SRP 500) Series Services Ready Platforms contain the following three vulnerabilities:

* Cisco SRP 500 Series Web Interface Command Injection
* Cisco SRP 500 Series Unauthenticated Configuration Upload
* Cisco SRP 500 Series Directory Traversal Vulnerability

These vulnerabilities can be exploited using sessions to the Services Ready Platform Configuration Utility web interface. These vulnerabilities could be exploited from the local LAN side of the SRP
device by default configuration and the WAN side of the SRP device if remote management is enabled.  Remote management is disabled by default.

Cisco has released free software updates that address these vulnerabilities.

Workarounds that mitigate these vulnerabilities are available.

This advisory is available at the following link:

The following Cisco SRP 520 Series models are affected if running firmware prior to version 1.1.26:

 * Cisco SRP 521W
 * Cisco SRP 526W
 * Cisco SRP 527W

The following Cisco SRP 520W-U Series models are affected if running firmware prior to version 1.2.4:

 * Cisco SRP 521W-U
 * Cisco SRP 526W-U
 * Cisco SRP 527W-U

The following Cisco SRP 540 Series models are affected if running firmware prior to version 1.2.4:

 * Cisco SRP 541W
 * Cisco SRP 546W
 * Cisco SRP 547W

To view the firmware version on a device, log in to the Services Ready Platform Configuration Utility and navigate to the Status > Router page to view information about the Cisco SRP Series device and its firmware status.  The Firmware Version field indicates the current running version of firmware on the Cisco SRP 500 Series device.

More information regarding these vulnerabilities:

The latest Cisco SRP 500 Series Services Ready Platforms firmware can

be downloaded at:

Researchers Warn:Trojan evolving through ‘open source’ development

Trojan malware evolving swiftly as hackers customise code according to their needs



 Citadel banking Trojan evolving through ‘open source’ development

Citadel, a computer Trojan that targets online banking users, is evolving and spreading rapidly because its creators have adopted an “open source” development model, according to researchers from cyberthreat management firm Seculert. The new piece of malware is based on ZeuS, one of the oldest and most popular online banking Trojans. ZeuS was abandoned by its creator in late 2010 and its source codeleaked online a few months later.

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“Seculert’s Research Lab discovered the first indication of a Citadel botnet on December 17th, 2011,” the security company claimed. “The level of adoption and development of Citadel is rapidly growing.”

Seculert has identified over 20 botnets that use different versions of this Trojan. “Each version added new modules and features, some of which were submitted by the Citadel customers themselves,” the company said.

The most interesting aspect of Citadel is its development process, which is similar to the ones behind community-supported open source projects. “Similar to legitimate software companies, the Citadel authors provide their customers with a User Manual, Release Notes and a License Agreement,” Seculert said.

Love and Security: Microsoft Sends us Both

Happy Patch Day

Instead of giving you the same breakdown of the recent critical fixes I have decided to go a different route. NSIT has compiled a list of websites that discuss the vulnerabilities in depth. Microsoft has release fixes for some critical exploits, know what they are is just half of what you need to know. How applying these updates affects your current environment is critical. Read On and keep patching!!

Microsoft’s Security Website

CIO Today:

Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle, quipped that IT security teams are not getting any candy hearts from Microsoft for Patch Tuesday. Instead, every version of Internet Explorer gets a security update. Another analyst pointed to the HTML Layout and GDI Access Violation vulnerabilities as particularly important patches.

Read More:

CSO Blogs:

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Microsoft has just released its February 2012 security updates. Here’s some analysis from the folks at Symantec, McAfee and Qualys.

Read More:


Microsoft will be offering fixes for a wide range of flaws affecting the company’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, every version of its Windows operating system (OS), as well as Microsoft Office.

Read More:

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Yahoo! Messenger v11.5 – Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Yahoo! Messenger v11.5 – Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity: High         Risk: High

Area of Impact: Drag & Drop – Message Box

Details of the Vulnerability:

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A Buffer Overflow vulnerability has been detected on Yahoo Instant Messenger v11.5 client software.
The bug is located on the drag & drop message box function of the software when processing special crafted file transfers.
The vulnerability allows an local attacker to crash the software & all bound yahoo components.

Thus creating the buffer overflow

Proof of Concept: Testing purposes only!!

This vulnerability can be exploited by security enthusiasts. More details can be found here:  
****The information provided in this advisory is provided as it is without any warranty.

Hack in Progress: Watch the vulnerability in action

No report from Yahoo as of yet. We will keep you posted on all the details.

Mozilla closes critical security holes

Only most recent versions are affected by these Vulnerabilities

Mozilla has released Firefox 10.0.1, Firefox ESR 10.0.1, Thunderbird 10.0.1, Thunderbird ESR 10.0.1 and SeaMonkey 2.7.1 to fix a single critical security hole in the browsers and mail clients which appeared in version 10. The security advisory says that versions previous to Firefox 10, Thunderbird 10 and Seamonkey 2.7 are unaffected by the use after free problem.Mozilla Trio logo

The problem was discovered by Mozilla developers and causes a “potentially exploitable” crash in nsXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings. Updates are available through Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey’s automatic update system and can be made to install by bringing up the “About” dialogue for the relevant application and selecting the “Apply Upgrade” button when it appears. Firefox and Thunderbird 10 were released at the end of January.

The updates are also available for the new ESR (Extended Support Release) versions of the browser and email client, Firefox ESR and Thunderbird ESR which are currently in their “qualification” phase.

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Total Defense Suite UNC Management Console SQL Injection Vulnerability

Total Defense Suite UNC Management Console SQL Injection Vulnerability

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of CA Total Defense Suite. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ExportReport stored procedure, accessed via the management.asmx console. The Management Web Service listens for SOAP 1.2 requests on port 34444 for HTTP and 34443 for HTTPS. Due to a flaw in the implementation of the ExportReport stored procedure, it is possible for a remote, unauthenticated user to inject arbitrary SQL commands in the SOAP request–which could ultimately lead to arbitrary code executionunder the context of the SYSTEM user by invoking an exec function.

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Vendor Says: “We are pleased to confirm that all three vulns that were reported by Tipping Point were proactively closed as part of the Total Defense R12 SE3 (Build 831) release cycle.  This SE3 release is publicly shipping from our download links since December 5th, 2011.  Physical media (DVD) is currently in production for those clients seeking that option as opposed to a download and we will be shipping those DVDs in early January 2012 based on the production schedule. ”

This vulnerability should be patched as soon as possible!