A zero-day vulnerability affecting all Microsoft supported versions of Windows Operating system, including Windows Server has been identified. Also we are seen reports from iSight identifying a cyber espionage campaign already in progress to compromise exposed system
The vulnerability Exploitation is identified by CVE-2014-4114, and also known as Sandworm. It was been reportedly discovered in the wild in connection with a cyber espionage campaign that iSIGHT Partners has attributed to Russia. The zero-day vulnerability is reported as been used in early September to infect victims with malicious attachments, primarily PowerPoint files. Although the attackers used PowerPoint as its attack vector.
The vulnerability exists in the OLE package manager in Microsoft Windows and Server. The OLE packager (packager .dll) is able to download and execute external files like INF, allowing the attacker to execute commands.
The Risk level appears high, because if one group could design a worm to exploit the hole, then someone will try to recode the worm and make it wide spread.
Impact – we are only at the early stage of trying to understand what we are looking at. But the if the vulnerability allows the possibility to download and execute a file that the potential impact is extremely High
iSIGHT discovers zero-day vulnerability CVE-2014-4114 used in Russian cyber-espionage campaign – See more at: http://www.isightpartners.com/2014/10/cve-2014-4114/#sthash.mDSsxZ8j.dpuf
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