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 Marc Maiffret

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CTO, BeyondTrust
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Marc leads BeyondTrust's Advanced Research labs, responsible for identifying new trends in enterprise security for the benefit of the BeyondTrust product roadmap. He joined BeyondTrust via the acquisition of eEye Digital Security, which he co-founded in 1998 and served as Chief Technology Officer for. He is an industry visionary, having created some of the first Vulnerability Management and Web Application Firewall products, which have been deployed worldwide and won numerous product awards. He is also a security research pioneer, credited with discovering some of the first major vulnerability discoveries in Microsoft software and leading one of the world's most renowned security research teams. This has led to Marc accepting three separate invitations to testify before the United States Congress on matters of national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. He famously discovered the first Microsoft computer worm, "CodeRed," and was named one of People Magazine's 30 People Under 30.

Articles by Marc Maiffret

2014: The Year of Privilege Vulnerabilities

12/16/2014
Of the 30 critical-rated Microsoft Security Bulletins this year, 24 involved vulnerabilities where the age-old best practice of "least privilege" could limit the impact of malware and raise the bar of difficulty for attackers.

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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  12/14/2017
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

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Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.