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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in December 2016
White House Announces Retaliatory Measures For Russian Election-Related Hacking
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
35 Russian intelligence operatives ejected from the US, and two of the "Cyber Most Wanted" are frozen out by Treasury Department.
Cyberattack On Ukraine Conflict Watchdog
Quick Hits  |  12/29/2016  | 
Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe confirms data breach but does not name perpetrator.
The Bug Bounty Model: 21 Years & Counting
Commentary  |  12/29/2016  | 
A look back on the beginnings of crowdsourced vulnerability assessment and how its robust history is paving the way for the future.
Chinas Cybersecurity Law Seeks Scrutiny Of Technology
Quick Hits  |  12/28/2016  | 
Countrys top internet regulator releases framework for stricter cyberspace laws, including review of local and foreign technology.
8 Boldest Security Predictions For 2017
Slideshows  |  12/27/2016  | 
Scary, funny and maybe even a little outlandish, these industry predictions come from prognosticators who didn't mince words.
Democrats And Republicans Join In Demand For Select Cyber Panel
Quick Hits  |  12/20/2016  | 
Four senators push Mitch McConnell for select committee on foreign cyber threats and Russian interference in US presidential polls.
Brute-Force Botnet Attacks Now Elude Volumetric Detection
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
It just became harder to distinguish bot behavior from human behavior.
5 Ways The Cyber-Threat Landscape Shifted In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/19/2016  | 
IoT botnets and turnkey phishing services were just some of the ways the bad guys stayed ahead in 2016
Has The Security Industry Failed Its Customers?
Commentary  |  12/16/2016  | 
Short answer: Not really. But the odds of staying safe from a cyberattack go way up when you follow these six tips for security hygiene.
American Hacker Arrested For 2014 JP Morgan Chase Breach
Quick Hits  |  12/15/2016  | 
Joshua Aaron and his two accomplices are charged with massive hacking of US financial organizations, securities fraud and money laundering.
Senate Votes To Upgrade Cyber Command Into War-Fighting Unit
Quick Hits  |  12/12/2016  | 
NDAA legislation awaits Obama signature; Admiral Mike Rogers will still head both Cyber Command and NSA, at least for now.
From Carna To Mirai: Recovering From A Lost Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/8/2016  | 
We had four years to prepare for recent DDoS attacks and failed. How can we learn from our mistakes?
Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Commentary  |  12/7/2016  | 
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Commentary  |  12/5/2016  | 
The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
'Frighteningly Easy' Hack Guesses Full Credit Card Details In 6 Seconds
News  |  12/2/2016  | 
Attack works only on Visa network, Newcastle University researchers say.
DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.


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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...