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 Zach Wikholm, Research Developer, Flashpoint

Profile of Zach Wikholm

Research Developer, Flashpoint
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Zach Wikholm is a Research Developer at Flashpoint where he specializes in information security and Internet of Things (IoT) risk analysis. Driven by lifelong interests in cyber threat research, emergent malware, and all things open-source (especially Linux), Zach has built a career around designing custom systems to help organizations achieve the optimal balance between security and usability. Prior to Flashpoint, Zach's extensive experience in security engineering and IT consulting led to his role managing all internal security and network infrastructure operations as the Director of Security at CARI.net. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs.

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CVE-2018-17177
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An issue was discovered on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 and Botvac 85 1.2.1 devices. Static encryption is used for the copying of so-called "black box" logs (event logs and core dumps) to a USB stick. These logs are RC4-encrypted with a 9-character password of *^JEd4W!I that is obfuscated ...
CVE-2018-17178
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An issue was discovered on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 devices. They execute unauthenticated manual drive commands (sent to /bin/webserver on port 8081) if they already have an active session. Commands like forward, back, arc-left, arc-right, pivot-left, and pivot-right are executed even though the...
CVE-2018-11869
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
In all android releases(Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) from CAF using the linux kernel, lack of length validation check for value received from firmware can lead to buffer overflow in WMA handler.
CVE-2018-17176
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
A replay issue was discovered on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 devices. Manual control mode requires authentication, but once recorded, the authentication (always transmitted in cleartext) can be replayed to /bin/webserver on port 8081. There are no nonces, and timestamps are not checked at all.
CVE-2018-11852
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
In all android releases(Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) from CAF using the linux kernel, improper check In the WMA API for the inputs received from the firmware and then fills the same to the host structure will lead to OOB write.