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Larry Loeb

Content posted in March 2019
Android Banking Trojan 'Gustuff' Becomes More Dangerous
Larry Loeb  |  3/29/2019  | 
New report puts Gustuff into the same threat tier as Anubis, Red Alert, Exobot, LokiBot and BankBot.
Worldwide Study Finds Limited Advances Against Evolving Threats
Larry Loeb  |  3/28/2019  | 
Security vendor SonicWall has issued its SonicWall Cyber Threat Report based on its experiences in 2018.
Investigation Into LockerGoga Ransomware Finds Flaws in the Code
Larry Loeb  |  3/27/2019  | 
Preliminary analysis of LockerGoga shows it has, in its current forms, limited ability to spread in a network.
WordPress Zero-Day Vulnerability Found in 'Social Warfare' Plugin
Larry Loeb  |  3/26/2019  | 
'Social Warfare' was open to attacks through use of a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability that was introduced with the latest change made to the plugin (3.5.2).
Norsk Hydro: This Is How You React to a Ransomware Breach
Larry Loeb  |  3/25/2019  | 
The company's response to a massive ransomware attack is an object lesson in how to do it right.
Facebook Exposes Millions of Unencrypted User Passwords
Larry Loeb  |  3/22/2019  | 
It's an internal matter – but it could affect millions of the social network's users.
FIN7 Resurfaces With New Malware Techniques
Larry Loeb  |  3/22/2019  | 
The FIN7 group of cyber criminals is still going strong.
Evidence Found of Malware Families Collaborating
Larry Loeb  |  3/20/2019  | 
IBM's X-Force has found that intertwined relationships exist between the Trickbot, Gozi, Ramnit and IcedID malware families – and that spells trouble.
Cyber Attacks Grow by 55% in 2018 & Data Theft Dominates – Report
Larry Loeb  |  3/19/2019  | 
The findings from Positive Technologies aren't that, erm, positive.
Study Shows Massive Attacks Bypassing MFA
Larry Loeb  |  3/18/2019  | 
Multi-factor authentication is no silver bullet for security problems.
New IoT Device Regulation Establishes Base Line for Security
Larry Loeb  |  3/15/2019  | 
Legislation seeks to use the spending power of the government, which, if the bill goes through, will only be able to acquire those IoT devices that meet the bill's requirements.
North Korea Circumvents Sanctions Through Cybercrime, Says Report
Larry Loeb  |  3/14/2019  | 
The UN report believes the DPRK has snaffled up half a billion dollars so far through nefarious means.
Enterprise Is the Target of 'Big Game Hunting'
Larry Loeb  |  3/11/2019  | 
GrandCrab has mutated, and enterprises should be worried.
Study Finds 77% of Mobile Users Compromised by Leak of PII Data
Larry Loeb  |  3/8/2019  | 
It doesn't help that 43% of companies have at least one mobile device with no lock screen active.
InfoSec Community Excited as NSA Releases Ghidra 9.0 to the Public
Larry Loeb  |  3/7/2019  | 
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, the National Security Agency released to the public one of its internal tools, Ghidra 9.0, which is used for software reverse engineering. The NSA has been using it internally for a decade.
Qbot Mutation Poses Global Threat
Larry Loeb  |  3/5/2019  | 
Once again, we can see how malware change will defeat static signature analysis.
Boosted Rowhammer & Cache Attacks Spell Bad News for Intel
Larry Loeb  |  3/5/2019  | 
Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and the University of Lbeck in Germany have published a paper that is really bad news for Intel.
Akamai's Stats Reveal Retail's Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  3/4/2019  | 
A single AIO bot can target more than 120 retailers at once.
Digital Signatures Can Be Forged in PDF Docs
Larry Loeb  |  3/1/2019  | 
Researchers in Germany have figured out three different ways to forge digital signatures in PDF documents.


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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 ...