Threat Roundup for August 2 to August 9

Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavioural characteristics, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are automatically protected from these threats.

Source: Threat Roundup for August 2 to August 9

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Over 40 Drivers Could Let Hackers Install Persistent Backdoor On Windows PCs

If you own a device, or a hardware component, manufactured by ASUS, Toshiba, Intel, NVIDIA, Huawei, or other 15 other vendors listed below, you’re probably screwed. A team of security researchers has discovered high-risk security vulnerabilities in more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different vendors that could allow attackers to gain most privileged permission on the system and hide malware

Source: Over 40 Drivers Could Let Hackers Install Persistent Backdoor On Windows PCs

Nmap 7.80 released: A mature Npcap Windows packet capturing driver, 11 new NSE scripts

Nmap is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.

Source: Nmap 7.80 released: A mature Npcap Windows packet capturing driver, 11 new NSE scripts

FireEye: Finding Evil in Windows 10 Compressed Memory, Part Three: Automating Undocumented Structure Extraction

The final post in FireEye’s three-part series on Windows 10 memory forensics. This last part looks at how to automate the extraction of undocumented structures from deep within memory using the tools introduced in the earlier parts.

Check out the FireEye presentations at BlackHat and DefCon.

Source: Finding Evil in Windows 10 Compressed Memory, Part Three: Automating Undocumented Structure Extraction

FireEye: Finding Evil in Windows 10 Compressed Memory, Part Two: Virtual Store Deep Dive

Read the second part of this series from FireEye looking into memory forensics in Windows 10. This ties in with their presentation at this year’s BlackHat USA 2019 in Las Vegas.

Source: Finding Evil in Windows 10 Compressed Memory, Part Two: Virtual Store Deep Dive

VBScript is dead! Long live VBScript.

Sophos reports that Microsoft are making good on their promise to kill off everyone’s favourite scripting language, VBScript.

On August 2nd Microsoft pushed the ‘off-button’ on Window 8 / 8.1 devices.

You can still use it if you are that perverted, but you need to do some serious GPO fiddling.

Check out their report.

Superhedgy’s AttackSurfaceMapper

AttackSurfaceMapper is an OSINT reconnaissance tool for use in the initial stages of a penetration test. I suppose it could also be used by internal teams to monitor an organisation’s digital footprint and attack surface for changes over time.

This version requires python3 and has just been released on Github.

Scapy – A packet manipulation tool

The latest version of Scapy, a python-based PCAP packet manipulation tool, has been released on Aug 07.

Scapy enables scanning, fingerprinting, sniffing and packet forging. Scapy required python and runs on pretty much any platform that support python. The documentation is rich and details and covers all the major features.

Check out the installation page for detail about the latest releases and any known bugs.

Download and installation details can be found here.