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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in May 2019
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New SOAP Attack Hits South African Home Routers
Quick Hits  |  5/31/2019  | 
A huge wave of attacks is targeting home routers in South Africa for recruitment into a Hakai-based botnet.
Focusing on Endpoints: 5 Steps to Fight Cybercrime
Commentary  |  5/31/2019  | 
Follow these best practices to strengthen endpoint management strategies and protect company data.
Vulnerability Leaves Container Images Without Passwords
News  |  5/30/2019  | 
A old vulnerability in Alpine Linux containers has spread and propagated to as much as 20% of the containers on the Docker Store.
2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage
News  |  5/30/2019  | 
Digital Shadows researchers scanned various online file-sharing services and concluded the number of exposed files is up 50% from March of 2018.
Insight Partners Acquires Recorded Future
Quick Hits  |  5/30/2019  | 
The threat intelligence company went for $780 million in a cash deal.
The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?
Commentary  |  5/30/2019  | 
Baltimore has so far refused to comply with a ransom demand. It's being forced to make a decision all such victims face: to act morally or practically.
Docker Vulnerability Opens Servers to Container Code
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
Under very specific conditions, code running in a Docker container could access files anywhere on a server, according to a new CVE.
Impersonation Attacks Up 67% for Corporate Inboxes
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
Nearly three-quarters of organizations hit with impersonation attacks experienced direct losses of money, customers, and data.
Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
WannaCry Lives On in 145K Infected Devices
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
Data from the last half year shows devices worldwide infected with the self-propagating ransomware, putting organizations with poor patching initiatives at risk.
Flipboard Confirms Two Hacks, Prompts Password Resets
Quick Hits  |  5/29/2019  | 
The company reports two incidents affected a subset of its users and is resetting passwords for involved accounts.
Why Fostering Flexibility Is a Win for Women & Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Creating a culture of supporting and advancing women is no small feat, but it's worth the challenge. Start with yourself. Here's how.
Emotet Made Up 61% of Malicious Payloads in Q1
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
The botnet has displaced credential stealers, stand-alone downloaders, and RATs in the overall threat landscape.
FirstAm Leak Highlights Importance of Verifying the Basics
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
The Fortune 500 giant in the real estate industry missed a basic vulnerability in its website, leaving as many as 885 million sensitive records accessible to attackers. The fix: teaching developers the top 10 security issues and frequent testing.
GandCrab Gets a SQL Update
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
A new attack is found that uses MySQL as part of the attack chain in a GandCrab ransomware infection.
Web App Vulnerabilities Flying Under Your Radar
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
A penetration tester shows how low-severity Web application bugs can have a greater effect than businesses realize.
Cybercrime: Looking Beyond the Dark Web
Commentary  |  5/28/2019  | 
Fighting cybercrime requires visibility into much more than just the Dark Web. Here's where to look and a glimpse of what you'll find.
'Cattle, Not Pets' & the Rise of Security-as-Code
Commentary  |  5/28/2019  | 
Nearly a decade in, the famous analogy has underpinned a sea change in enterprise IT, but still falls short of the security mark. More recent developments can help.
First American Financial Corp. Left Mortgage Data Exposed on Website
Quick Hits  |  5/24/2019  | 
Real estate title firm reportedly has closed a hole in its website that had left hundreds of millions of real estate tile insurance files accessible without authentication, according to KrebsOnSecurity.
How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Commentary  |  5/24/2019  | 
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
Researcher Publishes Four Zero-Day Exploits in Three Days
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
The exploits for local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows could be integrated into malware before Microsoft gets a chance to fix the issues.
To Manage Security Risk, Manage Data First
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
At Interop 2019, IT and security experts urged attendees to focus on data asset management as a means of mitigating risk.
Mobile Exploit Fingerprints Devices with Sensor Calibration Data
Quick Hits  |  5/23/2019  | 
Data from routines intended to calibrate motion sensors can identify individual iOS and Android devices in a newly released exploit.
Google's Origin & the Danger of Link Sharing
Commentary  |  5/23/2019  | 
How the act of sharing links to files stored in a public cloud puts organizations at risk, and what security teams can do to safeguard data and PII.
Incident Response: 3 Easy Traps & How to Avoid Them
Commentary  |  5/23/2019  | 
Sage legal advice about navigating a data breach from a troubleshooting cybersecurity outside counsel.
Alphabet's Chronicle Explores Code-Signing Abuse in the Wild
News  |  5/22/2019  | 
A new analysis highlights the prevalence of malware signed by certificate authorities and the problems with trust-based security.
New Software Skims Credit Card Info From Online Credit Card Transactions
Quick Hits  |  5/22/2019  | 
The new exploit builds a fake frame around legitimate portions of an online commerce website.
Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
The 3 Cybersecurity Rules of Trust
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Every day, keeping anything secure requires being smart about trust. The rules of trust will keep you and your data safer.
Consumer IoT Devices Are Compromising Enterprise Networks
News  |  5/22/2019  | 
While IoT devices continue to multiply, the latest studies show a dangerous lack of visibility into those connected to enterprise networks.
What You Need to Know About Zero Trust Security
Slideshows  |  5/22/2019  | 
The zero trust model might be the answer to a world in which perimeters are made to be breached. Is it right for your organization?
Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks
News  |  5/21/2019  | 
The latest changes to the Satan ransomware framework demonstrate attackers are changing their operations while targeting victims more carefully.
49 Million Instagram Influencer Records Exposed in Open Database
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2019  | 
An AWS-hosted database was configured with no username or password required for access to personal data.
To Narrow the Cyber Skills Gap with Attackers, Cut the Red Tape
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
Attackers are getting further ahead, and entrenched corporate rules shoulder much of the blame.
Old Threats Are New Again
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2019  | 
The company says it stopped the attack launched by a Chinese hacking group.
DHS Warns of Data Theft via Chinese-Made Drones
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2019  | 
The drones are reportedly built with parts that can compromise organizations' data and share it on a server accessible to the Chinese government.
Financial Sector Under Siege
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
Killer SecOps Skills: Soft Is the New Hard
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The sooner we give mindsets and tool sets equal bearing, the better. We must put SOC team members through rigorous training for emergency situations.
Artist Uses Malware in Installation
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2019  | 
A piece of 'art' currently up for auction features six separate types of malware running on a vulnerable computer.
Q1 2019 Smashes Record For Most Reported Vulnerabilities in a Quarter
News  |  5/17/2019  | 
Once again, a high-proportion of the reported flaws have no current fix, according to Risk Based Security.
When Older Windows Systems Won't Die
News  |  5/17/2019  | 
Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises.
Exposed Elasticsearch Database Compromises Data on 8M People
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2019  | 
Personal data exposed includes full names, physical and email addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
A Trustworthy Digital Foundation Is Essential to Digital Government
Commentary  |  5/17/2019  | 
Agencies must take steps to ensure that citizens trust in the security of government's digital channels.
Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
News  |  5/16/2019  | 
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
Executive Order Limits Certain Tech Sales, Hits Huawei Hard
Quick Hits  |  5/16/2019  | 
The executive order signed by President Trump bars the sale or installation of equipment seen to be controlled by hostile foreign governments and a threat to national security.
The Data Problem in Security
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
CISOs must consider reputation, resiliency, and regulatory impact to establish their organization's guidelines around what data matters most.
Cyber Workforce Exec Order: Right Question, Wrong Answer
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
Shuffling resources, adding administrative process, and creating a competition and incentive system will do little to grow and mature the talent we need to meet the cybersecurity challenges we face.
New Intel Vulnerabilities Bring Fresh CPU Attack Dangers
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
Four newly discovered vulns from the speculative-execution family bring Meltdown-like threats to Intel's processors.
Introducing the Digital Transformation Architect
Commentary  |  5/15/2019  | 
Bet-the-company transformation that expands the attack surface requires close alignment and leadership across executive, IT and security teams.
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CVE-2019-15032
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
Pydio 6.0.8 mishandles error reporting when a directory allows unauthenticated uploads, and the remote-upload option is used with the http://localhost:22 URL. The attacker can obtain sensitive information such as the name of the user who created that directory and other internal server information.
CVE-2019-15033
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
Pydio 6.0.8 allows Authenticated SSRF during a Remote Link Feature download. An attacker can specify an intranet address in the file parameter to index.php, when sending a file to a remote server, as demonstrated by the file=http%3A%2F%2F192.168.1.2 substring.
CVE-2019-16412
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
In goform/setSysTools on Tenda N301 wireless routers, attackers can trigger a device crash via a zero wanMTU value. (Prohibition of this zero value is only enforced within the GUI.)
CVE-2019-16510
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
libIEC61850 through 1.3.3 has a use-after-free in MmsServer_waitReady in mms/iso_mms/server/mms_server.c, as demonstrated by server_example_goose.
CVE-2019-16511
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
An issue was discovered in DTF in FireGiant WiX Toolset before 3.11.2. Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Cab.dll and Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Zip.dll allow directory traversal during CAB or ZIP archive extraction, because the full name of an archive file (even with a ../ sequence) is concaten...