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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in October 2015
Security Analytics Still Greenfield Opportunity
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Surveys out this week show improvement in the use of analytics and threat intelligence but room for better execution.
With $325 Million In Extorted Payments CryptoWall 3 Highlights Ransomware Threat
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Study by Cyber Threat Alliance reveals sophisticated nature of the latest version of CryptoWall
Machine Learning Is Cybersecuritys Latest Pipe Dream
Commentary  |  10/29/2015  | 
Rather than waste money on the unproven promises of ML and AI, invest in your experts, and in tools that enhance their ability to search for and identify components of a new attack.
5 Things To Know About CISA
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
Despite criticism from privacy advocates, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed through the Senate yesterday.
Undermining Security By Attacking Computer Clocks
News  |  10/22/2015  | 
A team of researchers at Boston University has developed several attacks against the Network Time Protocol that is used to synchronize internal computer clocks on the Internet
First Cyberterror Charges: DOJ Accuses Hacker Of Giving Military PII To ISIS
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2015  | 
The data was first stolen from an online retailer, and the suspect is awaiting extradition hearing in Malaysia.
Adobe Patches Pawn Storm Zero-Day Ahead Of Schedule
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2015  | 
Critical bug wasn't expected to be fixed until next week.
Pawn Storm Flashes A New Flash Zero-Day
News  |  10/15/2015  | 
Cyberespionage group shows off another piece of kit in attacks on foreign ministries.
Researchers Warn Against Continuing Use Of SHA-1 Crypto Standard
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
New attack methods have made it economically feasible to crack SHA-1 much sooner than expected.
Intro To Machine Learning & Cybersecurity: 5 Key Steps
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Software-based machine learning attempts to emulate the same process that the brain uses. Heres how.
Dont Be Fooled: In Cybersecurity Big Data Is Not The Goal
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
In other words, the skills to be a security expert do not translate to being able to understand and extract meaning from security data.
Nuclear Plants' Cybersecurity Is Bad -- And Hard To Fix
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
Report: 'Very few' nuclear plants worldwide patch software, and operations engineers 'dislike' security pros.
A Wassenaar Arrangement Primer, With Katie Moussouris
A Wassenaar Arrangement Primer, With Katie Moussouris
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/5/2015  | 
The chief policy officer for HackerOne joins the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to explain how the security community is working to prevent a policy 'dragnet' that would injure American infosec companies and researchers.
Amazon Downplays New Hack For Stealing Crypto Keys In Cloud
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Attack works only under extremely rare conditions, cloud giant says of the latest research.
What Security Pros Really Worry About
What Security Pros Really Worry About
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/2/2015  | 
Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson visits the Dark Reading News Desk to report what security pros have told us in latest Black Hat and Dark Reading surveys about their priorities and what keeps them from them.
The Evolution Of Malware
Commentary  |  10/2/2015  | 
Like the poor in the famous Biblical verse, malware will always be with us. Heres a 33-year history from Elk Cloner to Cryptolocker. What will be next?


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CVE-2021-33033
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The Linux kernel before 5.11.14 has a use-after-free in cipso_v4_genopt in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c because the CIPSO and CALIPSO refcounting for the DOI definitions is mishandled, aka CID-ad5d07f4a9cd. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
CVE-2021-33034
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
In the Linux kernel before 5.12.4, net/bluetooth/hci_event.c has a use-after-free when destroying an hci_chan, aka CID-5c4c8c954409. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
CVE-2019-25044
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The block subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.2 has a use-after-free that can lead to arbitrary code execution in the kernel context and privilege escalation, aka CID-c3e2219216c9. This is related to blk_mq_free_rqs and blk_cleanup_queue.
CVE-2020-24119
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
A heap buffer overflow read was discovered in upx 4.0.0, because the check in p_lx_elf.cpp is not perfect.
CVE-2020-27833
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
A Zip Slip vulnerability was found in the oc binary in openshift-clients where an arbitrary file write is achieved by using a specially crafted raw container image (.tar file) which contains symbolic links. The vulnerability is limited to the command `oc image extract`. If a symbolic link is first c...