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Larry Loeb

Content posted in October 2019
Chinese-Linked APT41 Can Read Your Texts
Larry Loeb  |  10/31/2019  | 
New malware family is designed to have the ability to monitor as well as save SMS traffic from specific phone numbers, IMSI numbers and keywords for subsequent theft.
Xhelper Will Be Back Whether You Want It or Not
Larry Loeb  |  10/30/2019  | 
Researcher says that this Trojan dropper variant of the original Android malware has infected more than 45,000 Android devices over the last six months.
Endpoints Fail Predictably: Absolute
Larry Loeb  |  10/29/2019  | 
A security firm based in Vancouver, Canada, has issued a disturbing 2019 Endpoint Security Trends Report that finds security spending not worth the bucks.
MSFT Floats an ARC
Larry Loeb  |  10/29/2019  | 
As far back as 2015, the group responsible for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification realized that one implementation was not going to solve the problem of email spoofing.
Beware the 'Raccoon Stealer' – It Ain't No Furry Friend
Larry Loeb  |  10/24/2019  | 
'Raccoon stealer' is one of the 2019's top ten most-mentioned pieces of malware in the underground economy.
Operational Technology Players Come Out of the Shadows
Larry Loeb  |  10/23/2019  | 
Operational technology (OT) has long been hiding in the factories and sites of industrial installations, but things are changing.
Two Threat Actors, One Targeted Threat
Larry Loeb  |  10/22/2019  | 
By combining, two threat actors leveraged their own specific areas of expertise into one highly efficient and private tool.
Cylance Discovers WAV Files Can Hide Malware
Larry Loeb  |  10/21/2019  | 
BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers Anuj Soni, Jordan Barth and Brian Marks recently discovered obfuscated malware code that was embedded within WAV audio files.
Unit 42 Finds the First Cryptojacking Docker Container
Larry Loeb  |  10/17/2019  | 
Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 has found the first cryptocurrency miner malware that spreads like a worm through the use of Docker containers.
Even RATs Need Marketing
Larry Loeb  |  10/16/2019  | 
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new and previously undocumented Remote Access Tool (RAT).
Don't Get Burned by Your Sophos Firewall
Larry Loeb  |  10/15/2019  | 
Researcher finds Sophos firewalls can allow net-based RCE without authentication.
CISO No Longer the Last Word on Security – Radware
Larry Loeb  |  10/14/2019  | 
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's survey stated that the CISO was not the top influencer in deciding on security software policy.
New 'Reductor' Malware Intercepts Browser Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  10/11/2019  | 
Encrypted traffic from both Chrome and Firefox shown to be vulnerable.
UK Businesses Feel the Heat as Cyber Attacks Rise 243% Over the Summer
Larry Loeb  |  10/9/2019  | 
UK-based business ISP analyzed data from its customers and found that the number of cyber attacks its customers experienced had increased over last year's summer period by 243%.
UK Spy Agency Warns About VPN Hacking
Larry Loeb  |  10/8/2019  | 
Advanced persistent threat actors linked to the Chinese government are attacking enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Pulse Secure.
Cequence Finds Web Conferencing Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  10/7/2019  | 
Vulnerability could allow an attacker to list and view active meetings that are not protected.
FakeUpdates Is Back With New Capabilities
Larry Loeb  |  10/4/2019  | 
FireEye has written a blog about what they observed financially motivated threat actors were doing that focused on disrupting business processes by the mass deployment of ransomware throughout a victim's environment.
Masad Stealer Uses Telegram to Send Its Control Messages to Waiting Bots
Larry Loeb  |  10/2/2019  | 
Juniper Threat Labs has discovered a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information.
Torvalds Gives In, Linux Kernel Gets Locked Down Early
Larry Loeb  |  10/1/2019  | 
After years of efforts and rewrites, Linus Torvalds has signed off on a new optional feature for Linux that locks down the kernel much earlier in the boot process than was previously the case.


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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 ...