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Larry Loeb

Content posted in January 2020
Cisco: Privacy Efforts Pay Off Directly
Larry Loeb  |  1/31/2020  | 
Cisco's research has proven that beyond meeting compliance requirements, good privacy is good for business and individuals.
All Your Intel L1 Cache Belongs to CacheOut
Larry Loeb  |  1/30/2020  | 
Once again, a novel 'speculative execution side-channel' attack has been discovered by researchers.
RDG Gets Fooled by UDP
Larry Loeb  |  1/28/2020  | 
Security researchers have found that the implementation in Remote Desktop Gateway of string segmentation lays it open to memory corruption vulnerabilities.
Ransomware Costs More in Q4
Larry Loeb  |  1/27/2020  | 
In Q4 of 2019, the average ransom payment increased by 104% to $84,116, finds Coveware report.
GE Medical Instrumentation on the Critical List
Larry Loeb  |  1/24/2020  | 
DHS-CISA has issued a security advisory about GE Carescape medical instrumentation that enumerates many vulnerabilities present in them.
EFS Ransomware Slips by AV Products
Larry Loeb  |  1/23/2020  | 
Inside of Windows is a methodology called Encrypting File System. It works on individual files or folders, rather than at the whole disk level like BitLocker does.
Reusing Code? Inspect It First
Larry Loeb  |  1/21/2020  | 
Microsoft is doing something concrete about container security with the release of the Microsoft Application Inspector, a cross-platform tool whose primary objective is to identify source code features in a systematic and scalable way.
FireEye Finds Mitigation of CVE-2019-19781 Comes With a Price
Larry Loeb  |  1/20/2020  | 
One threat actor is taking advantage of the current problems with Citrix ADC/Netscaler for their own advantage.
NSA Schools Microsoft About Crypto
Larry Loeb  |  1/16/2020  | 
In an unprecedented move, the National Security Agency advised Microsoft about a bug in one of the CryptoAPI libraries used since NT 4.0 days.
Donors to Australia Fire Site Treated as Suckers by Magecart
Larry Loeb  |  1/15/2020  | 
E-commerce fraud has no morals.
Things Get Intense for Citrix ADC/Gateway
Larry Loeb  |  1/14/2020  | 
Scans have found that there are almost 10,000 vulnerable Internet-facing hosts in the US, with 2500 in Germany and 2000 in the UK.
Despite Google's Efforts, Bread Isn't Toast
Larry Loeb  |  1/13/2020  | 
The authors of the Bread malware have proven themselves to be unrelenting in their efforts to avoid being first discovered by and then dumped from Google's Play Store.
Cheap Phone Has Cheap Security
Larry Loeb  |  1/9/2020  | 
Phone looks a steal a $35 but it comes with free, pre-installed malware!
Researcher Proven Right, but It Took 10 Years
Larry Loeb  |  1/7/2020  | 
After a decade of trying, security researcher Thierry Zoller has finally seen the generalized vulnerability he found in some AV products patched.
Why Cisco's DCNM Is in a World of Trouble
Larry Loeb  |  1/6/2020  | 
Vendor's Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) has racked up three critical authentication bypass vulnerabilities at the top of the list of 12 separate problems that were announced on January 2.
FPGAs Do It Faster Than CPUs
Larry Loeb  |  1/3/2020  | 
Researchers' use of a 'Jackhammer' exploit has shown again how one problem can be exploited in many ways, with each iteration of an attack becoming faster and more efficient.
Fortinet Finds Loader Uses Updated Version of Backdoor
Larry Loeb  |  1/2/2020  | 
Security firm Fortinet has found traces of how the financially motivated FIN7 group manages to keep on delivering the Carbanak backdoor malware.


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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 ...