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FireEye reports IE 10 zero-day being used in watering hole attack

Published: 2014-02-14
Last Updated: 2014-02-14 04:11:27 UTC
by Chris Mohan (Version: 1)
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The good people of FireEye Labs posted on discovery of a IE 10 zero-day being used in watering hole attack on a breached server in the US [1].

FireEye are working with Microsoft, so details are fairly thin. To quote from their first short blog post:

"It’s a brand new zero-day that targets IE 10 users visiting the compromised website–a classic drive-by download attack. Upon successful exploitation, this zero-day attack will download a XOR encoded payload from a remote server, decode and execute it."

Those looking after IE 10 users may want to keep an eye on their proxy logs for the follow on download as a potential indicator. 

UPDATE

FireEye have provided a great deal of detail on the attack in a second blog post, which is well worth a read and gives plenty of the indicators of compromise to run through your logs and filters:

http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/02/operation-snowman-deputydog-actor-compromises-us-veterans-of-foreign-wars-website.html

[1] http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/cyber-exploits/2014/02/new-ie-zero-day-found-in-watering-hole-attack-2.html

Chris Mohan --- Internet Storm Center Handler on Duty

Keywords: IE 0 day
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ISC StormCast for Friday, February 14th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3845

Scanning activity for /siemens/bootstrapping/JnlpBrowser/Development/

Published: 2014-02-14
Last Updated: 2014-02-14 01:04:01 UTC
by Chris Mohan (Version: 1)
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One of our reader, Mike, wrote with some unusual hits in his web logs for /siemens/bootstrapping/JnlpBrowser/Development/ HTTP/1.1 which he thoughtfully shared.
 
The first scan was a solitary scan on the 12th of February 2014 and then followed up by three new scans on the 13th of February 2014.
 
The scanning IP address 194.95.72.110 has a host name of fb02itsscan.fh-muenster.de, a quick look up shows the web site and that web site offers this hearty welcome: Welcome to the University of Applied Sciences Münster
 
So potentially another academic "study" that scans the internet.  Anyone had information on what they may be looking for or if this is attached to a legitimate study?
 
Please write in a let us know.
 

Chris Mohan --- Internet Storm Center Handler on Duty

Keywords: logs Scan Activity
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