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Larry Loeb

Content posted in January 2019
Is Your Cisco Router Leaving Your Enterprise Vulnerable?
Larry Loeb  |  1/31/2019  | 
If your network uses Cisco's RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, you are already under attack.
Japanese Government to Use 'Credential Stuffing' to Survey Consumer IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  |  1/30/2019  | 
The Japanese government is concerned about the security of IoT devices – but is a mass attempt to log into consumers' devices the right approach to the issue?
'Steganography' Obsfucation Hides Old PDF Exploits From Antivirus Tools
Larry Loeb  |  1/28/2019  | 
EdgeSpot has found two new obsfucation methods to hide old PDF exploits from various antivirus tools.
DNS Tampering Prompts Homeland Security Warning
Larry Loeb  |  1/24/2019  | 
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, DHS has managed to issue a warning to the public about possible tampering with DNS addresses that appear to have originated in Iran.
Enterprises Are Getting Smarter When It Comes to Patching Vulnerabilities Study
Larry Loeb  |  1/22/2019  | 
A joint analysis from Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute finds that enterprises are getting better at patching vulnerabilities, specifically by focusing on critical flaws as opposed to trying to fix very problem that is published.
Microsoft Looks to Squash Bugs in its Azure DevOps Product
Larry Loeb  |  1/21/2019  | 
Microsoft's latest bug-hunting program is targeting the company's Azure DevOps platform, which looks to make software development more secure.
Intel Patching SGX Flaw That Can Lead to Escalation of Privileges
Larry Loeb  |  1/18/2019  | 
A security researcher has found another flaw in Intel's SGX software than can allow an attacker to escalate administrative privileges within an infected machine.
Federal Judge: Police Can't Force Suspects to Unlock Devices Using Biometrics
Larry Loeb  |  1/16/2019  | 
A federal judge in California finds that police can't force suspects to unlock their smartphones or other mobiles using biometrics. The court found biometrics are protected much the same way passwords are.
US Government Shutdown Preventing SSL Certificates From Being Renewed
Larry Loeb  |  1/14/2019  | 
The shutdown of the federal government is not only affecting federal workers, but the websites that various departments run. Specifically, SSL certificates are not being renewed.
Iran Suspected of 'Stealthy & Sophisticated' DNS Hijacking Campaign
Larry Loeb  |  1/11/2019  | 
New research from FireEye suggests that a group working within Iran is behind a large-scale DNS hijacking scheme that involves web traffic all across the globe.
Wi-Fi 6 Bakes in Additional IoT Security
Larry Loeb  |  1/10/2019  | 
At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance offered new details on the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which bakes in some additional safeguards for IoT security.
Windows, Linux Susceptible to New Side-Channel Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  1/9/2019  | 
In a new paper co-authored by a researcher who discovered Spectre, it appears that Windows and Linux are susceptible to a new type of side-channel vulnerability that can target the page cache of an operating system.
Academics Look to Bolster the Optimization of Neural Networks
Larry Loeb  |  1/7/2019  | 
A trio of academic papers looks at the current methods used to train neural networks and where the techniques can be improved in order to benefit the businesses that use them.
New USB Type-C Standards Offer Cryptographic-Based Security
Larry Loeb  |  1/4/2019  | 
The USB-IF has published new guidelines that looks to bring tougher security protocols, including cryptography, to USB Type-C devices to better protect against attacks.
EU's FOSSA Project Launches New Bug Bounty Program
Larry Loeb  |  1/3/2019  | 
The European Union's FOSSA project is launching its first-ever bug bounty program that will focus on 15 different software platforms starting later in January.


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CVE-2020-14310
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
There is an issue on grub2 before version 2.06 at function read_section_as_string(). It expects a font name to be at max UINT32_MAX - 1 length in bytes but it doesn't verify it before proceed with buffer allocation to read the value from the font value. An attacker may leverage that by crafting a ma...
CVE-2020-14311
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
There is an issue with grub2 before version 2.06 while handling symlink on ext filesystems. A filesystem containing a symbolic link with an inode size of UINT32_MAX causes an arithmetic overflow leading to a zero-sized memory allocation with subsequent heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2020-5413
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
Spring Integration framework provides Kryo Codec implementations as an alternative for Java (de)serialization. When Kryo is configured with default options, all unregistered classes are resolved on demand. This leads to the "deserialization gadgets" exploit when provided data contains mali...
CVE-2020-5414
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.19, 2.8.x versions prior to 2.8.13, and 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.7) contains an App Autoscaler that logs the UAA admin password. This credential is redacted on VMware Tanzu Operations Manager; however, the unredacted logs are a...
CVE-2019-11286
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
VMware GemFire versions prior to 9.10.0, 9.9.1, 9.8.5, and 9.7.5, and VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs versions prior to 1.11.0, 1.10.1, 1.9.2, and 1.8.2, contain a JMX service available to the network which does not properly restrict input. A remote authenticated malicious user may request against the ...