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Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools
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Kyle Wilhoit is an internationally recognized security researcher with more than a decade of experience leading research teams to deliver timely and organized threat intelligence to internal and external customers. In his current role as senior security researcher at DomainTools, Wilhoit is leading efforts to do primary research on DNS-related exploits, investigate current cyber threats, and explore attack origins and threat actors. Before joining DomainTools, Wilhoit was a threat researcher for Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, where he was responsible for identifying, vetting, and exposing threat actors, performing research on the deep web and dark web, and leading forensic investigations into high priority security incidents. Prior to Trend Micro, Wilhoit spent more than a decade performing threat analysis and leading security research teams for large companies, including Fireeye and a large energy company.

He has presented at cybersecurity conferences around the globe, notably FIRST 2016, Black Hat USA, and Infosecurity Europe. His research has supported investigative stories in several publications, including ABC, CNN, BBC, CNN, The New York Times, WIRED, MIT Technology, and many additional outlets.

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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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