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Larry Loeb

Content posted in November 2018
UPnProxy Still Infecting Thousands of Home & Small Business Routers
Larry Loeb  |  11/30/2018  | 
An analysis by Akamai finds that UPnProxy is still out in the wild and still targeting routers mainly used in homes and by small businesses.
New Worm Helps Spread Fileless Version of Bladabindi RAT
Larry Loeb  |  11/28/2018  | 
An updated version of the Bladabindi RAT is fileless and can now be spread through removable USB and other storage devices.
Rowhammer Vulnerability Can Bypass ECC Memory Chips
Larry Loeb  |  11/27/2018  | 
New research finds that the Rowhammer vulnerability can be adjusted to bypass ECC memory chips, exposing processors to an attack.
Perceptual Ad Blockers Have Security Flaws, Too
Larry Loeb  |  11/22/2018  | 
Blocking ads is more than stopping annoying pop-ups. There's a security component as well. However, a crop of perceptual ad blockers that use machine learning have their own flaws and shortcomings.
Geoblocking, Even at Low Levels, Restricts Internet Freedom Study
Larry Loeb  |  11/21/2018  | 
A new research paper from the University of Michigan and Cloudflare finds that geoblocking or geofencing is not as extensive as some believe. However, even at low levels, this practice can restrict Internet freedom.
Employees Traveling This Holiday? Don't Forget Good Security Practices
Larry Loeb  |  11/19/2018  | 
A survey finds that employees are more likely to bypass good security practices when they travel during the holiday season, but still log onto the corporate network to work.
New Spectre & Meltdown Attacks Show Limits of CPU Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  11/16/2018  | 
A group of researchers from Belgium, Austria and the US have uncovered more Spectre and Meltdown flaws in CPU architectures, but their paper also shows the limits of these vulnerabilities in real-world attacks.
Google Data Center Traffic Rerouted to Nigeria, China & Russia
Larry Loeb  |  11/14/2018  | 
For over an hour this week, some Internet traffic from Google's data centers was rerouted through a Nigerian ISP and possibly sent to Russia and China.
Metamorfo Trojan Revamped to Evade Antivirus Protections
Larry Loeb  |  11/12/2018  | 
The Metamorfo Trojan, which has targeted banks and other financial institutions in Brazil, has been revamped by threat actors to better evade antivirus and other security protections.
DJI Drones Buzzed Over Security Flaw in Company's User Forum
Larry Loeb  |  11/9/2018  | 
Check Point researchers found a flaw in the DJI's online user forum that could allow an attacker to access and steal information from one of the company's drones.
'Outlaw' IRC Bot Roughs Up Windows & Open Source Environments
Larry Loeb  |  11/7/2018  | 
Trend Micro is having a showdown with a IRC bot developed by a group dubbed 'Outlaw,' which is targeting Windows, Ubuntu and even Android environments.
'BLEEDINGBIT' Bluetooth Vulnerability Leaves Enterprises Exposed to Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  11/5/2018  | 
Security firm Armis has found two, zero-day vulnerabilities in the BLE protocol of Texas Instrument chips that researchers call 'BLEEDINGBIT.'
RDP Attacks Prompt New Slate of Security Warnings
Larry Loeb  |  11/2/2018  | 
Following a warning by the FBI, Trend Micro has issued its own alert about an increase in RDP attacks that have targeted enterprises all around the world.


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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 ...