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Larry Loeb

Content posted in May 2018
Researchers Bypass AMD's SEV Hypervisor & Cause More Chip Concerns
Larry Loeb  |  5/30/2018  | 
Intel is not the only chip maker being tested these days. A group of German researchers have found a way around AMD's SEV hypervisor, leaving these processors open to attack.
Z-Shave Attack Shows Why IoT Security Need More Attention
Larry Loeb  |  5/29/2018  | 
Pen Test Partners have discovered a new IoT vulnerability that researchers call Z-Shave. This shows why manufactures need to think much harder about building security into connected devices.
FBI Knocks Out VPNFilter Malware That Infected 500K Routers
Larry Loeb  |  5/24/2018  | 
The VPNFilter botnet malware spread to 500,000 globally before the FBI knocked it out late in the day on May 23. However, it's another skirmish in the cyberfight between Russia and Ukraine.
Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb  |  5/23/2018  | 
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new alarms about widespread issues in chips, beyond x86. However, this time, Intel is trying a different approach.
Satori Botnet Plays Hidden Role in Cryptomining Scheme, Researchers Find
Larry Loeb  |  5/21/2018  | 
Several different researchers have found that recent attempts on TCP port 3333 is the work of a cryptomining scheme where the Satori botnet is playing a hidden part.
Throwhammer & Nethhammer Show How Chips Are Vulnerable to Bit Flips
Larry Loeb  |  5/18/2018  | 
In a pair of papers released over the last week, researchers have shown how two different types of attacks, Throwhammer and Nethhammer, can cause a bit flip in chips by sending packets across a standard network.
Relax: PGP Is Still Secure
Larry Loeb  |  5/16/2018  | 
Talk about overreacting. After researchers claimed to have found some flaws in PGP, the industry lost its collective mind. Here's what is really happening.
Radware: Nigelthorn Malware Hiding in Google Chrome Extensions
Larry Loeb  |  5/14/2018  | 
A new type of malware called Nigelthorn is hiding in Google Chrome extensions and hijacking victims as part of an elaborate cryptomining scheme, Radware reports.
Microsoft's JavaScript Update for Excel Is a Gift to Cryptominers
Larry Loeb  |  5/11/2018  | 
At Build 2018, Microsoft revealed a new JavaScript features that is supposed to add new functionality into Excel. However, it's also a gift for those who want to indulge in cryptomining schemes.
Phishers Are Finding Ways Around Office 365's ATP Feature
Larry Loeb  |  5/9/2018  | 
Security researchers at Avanan have seen phishers using a new method to circumvent Microsoft Office 365's ATP technology, which is allowing them to send malicious emails.
China's Cyberspies Are Changing Tactics, Techniques & Targets
Larry Loeb  |  5/7/2018  | 
A new report from 401TRG about the Winnti Umbrella group finds that cyberspies in China are changing their techniques as they zero in on new targets.
ICS Network Managers: Time for a Wake-Up Call
Larry Loeb  |  5/4/2018  | 
A report from Positive Technologies shows that despite the best efforts to wall and secure Industrial Control Systems from the wider Internet, attackers are still able to target and exploit this equipment.
Microsoft's TCPS Project Looks to Secure IIoT & ICS
Larry Loeb  |  5/2/2018  | 
As industrial systems continue to grow and ICS and IIoT get more connected, Microsoft is looking for a new way to lock down data within these systems. At a recent show, Redmond detailed TCPS, which offers new ways to protect data through the cloud.


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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 ...