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Larry Loeb

Content posted in February 2018
OMG: Mirai Botnet Finds New Life, Again
Larry Loeb  |  2/28/2018  | 
The Mirai botnet refuses to die. This time, it has spawned a new bot called OMG, which Fortinet researchers have seen in the wild, and it's turning IoT devices into proxy servers.
US Government Leads World in Data Breaches
Larry Loeb  |  2/26/2018  | 
US government agencies are leading the world when it comes to data breaches, and the issue seems to be getting worse, according to a new report. However, a shift to cloud may help alleviate some problems.
Equifax, Intel Help Spur SEC to Update Cybersecurity Regulations
Larry Loeb  |  2/23/2018  | 
The Equifax data breach, along with problems at Intel, has spurred the Securities and Exchange Commission to update its rules about the disclosing of cybersecurity incidents that now puts greater responsibility on CEOs and other company officers.
Coldroot RAT Sends Mac Antivirus Down a Maze
Larry Loeb  |  2/21/2018  | 
A new blog by a Digita Security researchers finds that Coldroot RAT, which specifically targets Mac and macOS users, is still eluding detection from different antivirus engines, even though it's available on GitHub.
Microsoft Vulnerabilities More Than Doubled in 2017 Report
Larry Loeb  |  2/19/2018  | 
A comprehensive exam by security vendor Avecto found that the number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft's products increased from 234 to 685 between 2016 and 2017.
DoubleDoor IoT Botnet Is a Harbinger of Exploits to Come
Larry Loeb  |  2/16/2018  | 
NewSky researchers are looking into DoubleDoor, a new type of IoT botnet that combines two exploits together. It also shows what kind of security challenges lie ahead for the enterprise.
Mozilla Leads the Way to Safer Browser Development
Larry Loeb  |  2/14/2018  | 
Mozilla is looking to make web browsers safer by adding new developer features into Firefox that should make the HTTPS protocol a must-have way to transmit for websites.
Windows 10 Bypassing Passwords With Fujitu's PalmSecure Biometrics
Larry Loeb  |  2/12/2018  | 
Microsoft is looking to overcome the password dilemma by incorporating Fujitsu's PalmSecure biometric technology into Windows 10.
Forcepoint Finds New Malware Hiding in PoS Machines
Larry Loeb  |  2/9/2018  | 
The malware, which resembles a LogMeIn service pack, can capture data from credit cards and then reproduce the card or other information. However, Forcepoint believes this strain of malware is still under development.
Fidelis Researchers Demo Dangerous Covert Channel in Digital Certificates
Larry Loeb  |  2/7/2018  | 
Researchers at Fidelis have found a way to exploit a flaw in the X.509 certificate protocol to create a covert data exchange channel.
Trend Micro Finds 89 Malicious Chrome Extensions Dispensing 'Malvertising'
Larry Loeb  |  2/5/2018  | 
All 89 of these malicious Google Chrome Extensions come from one group calling itself Droidclub.
Strava Data Leaks Show Limit of What We Can Protect
Larry Loeb  |  2/2/2018  | 
When news spread this week that data leaking from Strava's fitness app could pinpoint where soldiers were training, it showed that sometimes even the best security practices have their limits.


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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 ...