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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-2020-27660
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-30
SQL injection vulnerability in request.cgi in Synology SafeAccess before 1.2.3-0234 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the domain parameter.
CVE-2020-27659
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-30
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Synology SafeAccess before 1.2.3-0234 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) domain or (2) profile parameter.
CVE-2020-29127
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-30
An issue was discovered on Fujitsu Eternus Storage DX200 S4 devices through 2020-11-25. After logging into the portal as a root user (using any web browser), the portal can be accessed with root privileges when the URI cgi-bin/csp?cspid=&csppage=cgi_PgOverview&csplang=en is visit...
CVE-2020-25624
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-30
hw/usb/hcd-ohci.c in QEMU 5.0.0 has a stack-based buffer over-read via values obtained from the host controller driver.
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...