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Larry Loeb

Content posted in December 2019
Mac Malware Breaks Into Top 5 Threats of 2019 – Malwarebytes Labs
Larry Loeb  |  12/30/2019  | 
Of the top 25 detections across all platforms, six were Mac threats, the researchers discovered.
New Botnet Uses DHT as Its Foundation
Larry Loeb  |  12/24/2019  | 
Security researchers at 360 Netlab have been watching a new botnet they call Mozi for the last four months. It's a new P2P botnet with implementation that is based on the Distributed Hash Table protocol.
5G Security Rests on an Unstable Base
Larry Loeb  |  12/23/2019  | 
Positive Technologies has issued a report on the emerging security problems of 5G signaling networks.
Happier Holidays as Ad Threat Declines
Larry Loeb  |  12/20/2019  | 
DEVCON report finds that the number of ad-threat JavaScript attacks in the US diminished year-over-year, but what attacks there were increased in sophistication.
RST Gets Fixed
Larry Loeb  |  12/18/2019  | 
Peleg Hadar of SaveBreach Labs has posted about the vulnerability he found in Intel's Rapid Storage Technology Service.
TrickBot Drops an Anchor
Larry Loeb  |  12/17/2019  | 
New threat has been used in campaigns against financial, manufacturing, and retail businesses across the US and Europe.
With Plundervolt, an Intel Processor's Secure Enclave Is No Longer Secure
Larry Loeb  |  12/16/2019  | 
Major hardware vulnerability can allow the changing of information that is supposedly stored as secure in the chips Secure Enclave.
Hardware Is the New Attack Surface – Forrester
Larry Loeb  |  12/12/2019  | 
Attackers have already begun to breach security at the BIOS level, according to a new report on BIOS security from Forrester Consulting.
Snatch Is Both Novel & Evil
Larry Loeb  |  12/11/2019  | 
The Sophos Managed Threat Response team found out that, where the Snatch ransomware is concerned, things just more ugly.
FBI's Portland Office Spies IoT Education Opportunity
Larry Loeb  |  12/10/2019  | 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's office in Portland, Ore., uses 'Tech Tuesday' to offer IoT security advice.
CISA Alerts the Financial Sector About Dridex
Larry Loeb  |  12/9/2019  | 
One of the most prevalent threats to the financial sector, the Dridex Trojan, was the subject of a recent alert.
Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered in Enterprise-Grade VPN
Larry Loeb  |  12/6/2019  | 
Aviatrix, an enterprise VPN company with customers that include NASA, Shell and BT, has recently dealt with a vulnerability that was uncovered by Immersive Labs researcher and content engineer Alex Seymour.
Azure OAuth 2.0 Vulnerability Grabs Tokens
Larry Loeb  |  12/5/2019  | 
Security firm CyberArk is now finally able to discuss a major OAuth 2.0 vulnerability that affects Microsoft Azure web services.
Spear Phishing: Don't Rise to the Bait, Says Microsoft
Larry Loeb  |  12/4/2019  | 
Be alert, be aware, and be careful about what you reveal of your company's internal processes on social media.
ATP Rises to the Polymorphic Malware Challenge
Larry Loeb  |  12/3/2019  | 
The Microsoft Defender ATP Research Team has begun to discuss a polymorphic threat, Dexphot, that it has been tracking for over a year.


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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 ...