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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in January 2020
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Exploits Released for As-Yet Unpatched Critical Citrix Flaw
News  |  1/13/2020  | 
Organizations need to apply mitigations for vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway ASAP, security researchers say.
Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Attack
Quick Hits  |  1/13/2020  | 
The Manor Independent School District is investigating a phishing email scam that led to three separate fraudulent transactions.
Will This Be the Year of the Branded Cybercriminal?
Commentary  |  1/13/2020  | 
Threat actors will continue to grow enterprise-style businesses that evolve just like their legitimate counterparts.
Synopsys Buys Tinfoil
Quick Hits  |  1/10/2020  | 
Tinfoil Security's dynamic application and API security testing capabilities will be added to Synopsys Software Integrity Group.
5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework
Commentary  |  1/10/2020  | 
The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
Attackers Increase Focus on North American Electric Utilities: Report
News  |  1/9/2020  | 
Electric utilities continue to be a target of nation-state attackers, even before the latest tensions between Iran and the United States, says a critical-infrastructure security firm.
Chinese Malware Found Preinstalled on US Government-Funded Phones
News  |  1/9/2020  | 
Researchers found unremovable malware preinstalled in the Unimax U686CL, a budget Android device sold by Assurance Wireless.
TrickBot Group Adds New PowerShell-Based Backdoor to Arsenal
News  |  1/9/2020  | 
PowerTrick is sort of a custom-version of PowerShell Empire and can be used to download additional malware, SentinelOne says.
Operationalizing Threat Intelligence at Scale in the SOC
Commentary  |  1/9/2020  | 
Open source platforms such as the Malware Information Sharing Platform are well positioned to drive a community-based approach to intelligence sharing.
7 Free Tools for Better Visibility Into Your Network
Slideshows  |  1/9/2020  | 
It's hard to protect what you don't know is there. These free tools can help you understand just what it is that you need to protect -- and need to protect yourself from.
Las Vegas Suffers Cyberattack on First Day of CES
Quick Hits  |  1/8/2020  | 
The attack, still under investigation, hit early in the morning of Jan. 7.
Developers Still Don't Properly Handle Sensitive Data
News  |  1/8/2020  | 
The top classes of vulnerabilities for 2019 indicate that developers still don't correctly sanitize inputs, nor protect passwords and keys as they should.
Google's Project Zero Policy Change Mandates 90-Day Disclosure
Quick Hits  |  1/8/2020  | 
The updated disclosure policy aims to achieve more thorough and improved patch development, Google reports.
TikTok Bugs Put Users' Videos, Personal Data At Risk
News  |  1/8/2020  | 
Researchers found it was possible to spoof SMS messages from TikTok and exploit an API flaw that could grant access to users' personal data.
The "Art of Cloud War" for Business-Critical Data
Commentary  |  1/8/2020  | 
How business executives' best intentions may be negatively affecting security and risk mitigation strategies -- and exposing weaknesses in organizational defenses.
The Discovery and Implications of 'MDB Leaker'
News  |  1/7/2020  | 
The "MDB Leaker" vulnerability in the Microsoft Access Database could lead to a memory leak if left unpatched.
Accenture to Buy Symantec's Cyber Security Services
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2020  | 
The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, is scheduled to close in March.
New Standards Set to Reshape Future of Email Security
Commentary  |  1/7/2020  | 
Emerging specs and protocols expected to make the simple act of opening an email a less risky proposition
Malicious Google Play Apps Linked to SideWinder APT
News  |  1/6/2020  | 
The active attack involving three malicious Android applications is the first exploiting CVE-2019-2215, Trend Micro researchers report.
US Government Publishing Office Website Defaced
Quick Hits  |  1/6/2020  | 
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) website was attacked by a group of hackers claiming to represent the government of Iran.
Client-Side JavaScript Risks & the CCPA
Commentary  |  1/6/2020  | 
How California's new privacy law increases the liability for securing Web-facing user data, and what enterprises can do to mitigate their risk.
Ransomware Victim Southwire Sues Maze Operators
News  |  1/3/2020  | 
Attackers demanded $6 million from the wire and cable manufacturer when they launched a December ransomware campaign.
Cisco Drops a Dozen Vulnerability Patches
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2020  | 
Among them are three for critical authentication bypass flaws.
Malware Hits Travelex Currency Exchange Service
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2020  | 
The New Year's Eve malware attack forced Travelex employees to resort to manual operations.
Organizations May 'Uncloud' Over Security, Budgetary Concerns
Commentary  |  1/3/2020  | 
While most cloud vendors forecast continued adoption and growth, some customers are taking a harder look at the cloud services they're using
Ransomware Scuttles Coast Guard Facility for 30+ Hours
Quick Hits  |  1/2/2020  | 
The attack on the unnamed facility began with a malicious email link.
Mechanics of a Crypto Heist: How SIM Swappers Can Steal Cryptocurrency
Commentary  |  1/2/2020  | 
The true vulnerability at the heart of SIM-swap attacks on crypto accounts lies in crypto exchanges' and email providers' variable implementation of 2FA.
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CVE-2020-11565
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.6.2. mpol_parse_str in mm/mempolicy.c has a stack-based out-of-bounds write because an empty nodelist is mishandled during mount option parsing, aka CID-aa9f7d5172fa.
CVE-2020-11558
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-05
An issue was discovered in libgpac.a in GPAC 0.8.0, as demonstrated by MP4Box. audio_sample_entry_Read in isomedia/box_code_base.c does not properly decide when to make gf_isom_box_del calls. This leads to various use-after-free outcomes involving mdia_Read, gf_isom_delete_movie, and gf_isom_parse_m...
CVE-2020-11547
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-05
PRTG Network Monitor before 20.1.57.1745 allows remote unauthenticated attackers to obtain information about probes running or the server itself (CPU usage, memory, Windows version, and internal statistics) via an HTTP request, as demonstrated by type=probes to login.htm or index.htm.
CVE-2020-11548
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-05
The Search Meter plugin through 2.13.2 for WordPress allows user input introduced in the search bar to be any formula. The attacker could achieve remote code execution via CSV injection if a wp-admin/index.php?page=search-meter Export is performed.
CVE-2020-11542
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-04
3xLOGIC Infinias eIDC32 2.213 devices with Web 1.107 allow Authentication Bypass via CMD.HTM?CMD= because authentication depends on the client side's interpretation of the &lt;KEY&gt;MYKEY&lt;/KEY&gt; substring.