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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in August 2009
Microsoft IIS Zero-Day Vulnerability Reported
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Exploit code affecting the FTP module for certain versions of Microsoft IIS has been posted online. US-CERT recommends taking countermeasures.
Identity Theft Ring Ensnared Fed Chairman Bernanke
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Identity thieves may have drawn more attention that they wanted when they defrauded the nation's top banker.
5 Security Lessons From Real-World Data Breaches
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
We break the code of silence on data breaches to show how criminals operate -- and how you can thwart them.
CD-ROM 'Attack' Threatens Credit Unions
Quick Hits  |  8/27/2009  | 
National Credit Union Association warned credit unions nationwide of new, creative yet simple scam that uses phishing and malicious CD-ROM disks -- but it may be a false alarm
New Malicious Web Links Up More Than 500 Percent In First Half 2009
Quick Hits  |  8/26/2009  | 
Vulnerabilities level off, phishing is down, IBM XForce report says
Jessica Biel Searches Deemed Most Dangerous
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Searching for celebrities may be one of the most effective ways to infect your computer.
Newly Discovered Vulnerability Could Threaten Cisco Wireless LANs
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Flaw in Cisco Over-The-Air-Provisioning could allow attackers to gain control of wireless access points, AirMagnet researchers say
Identity Theft Malware Surges 600%
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Hard times appear to be one reason for the explosion of malicious software designed to steal sensitive personal and financial information.
Startup Launches Free, Collaborative Antivirus Package
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Immunet offers cloud-based solution that innoculates an entire community when one member is infected
Are Software Houses Infecting Their Customers?
Quick Hits  |  8/19/2009  | 
New virus infects source code written in popular Delphi language, Sophos says
Twitter Used As Botnet Command Center
Quick Hits  |  8/14/2009  | 
Researcher discovers first bot-herder using Twitter as its command-and-control hub, as well as Google's Jaiku microblogging service
E-Voting Machine Hack Steals Votes
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
University researchers fool an e-voting machine into swapping votes from one candidate to another
eBay To App Developers: Change Your Passwords
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2009  | 
Security risk could allow bad guys to access eBay's Developers Program user accounts
Social Zombies Out For Your Network, Not Brains
Commentary  |  8/10/2009  | 
Last week, I took a shot at the Marines for banning social networks without waiting for the Pentagon to finish looking into the threats posed by members of our armed forces using sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Tech Insight: Taking The Right Steps In Vulnerability Management
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
Overwhelmed with warnings about new threats and vulns? Here's a quick guide to managing the deluge
Most Microsoft Bing-Sponsored Search Ads Point To Phony Pharmacies
Quick Hits  |  8/4/2009  | 
Nine out of 10 Internet pharmacies that advertise on new search engine are fraudulent or illegal, according to new report from e-fraud watchdogs KnujOn and LegitScript
Software Updates Vulnerable To Hijacking
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Public Wi-Fi networks present a risk to connected users even if they're not surfing the Internet, thanks to applications that try to update themselves automatically.


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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.