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Larry Loeb

Content posted in June 2018
'Bad Bots' Invading Cellular Networks
Larry Loeb  |  6/29/2018  | 
A new research paper from Distil Networks finds that 'bad bots' are roaming cellular networks and are using these gateways as part of numerous attacks.
Wi-Fi Alliance: WPA3 Standard Will Improve WiFi Security, Encryption
Larry Loeb  |  6/27/2018  | 
After 20 years, the Wi-Fi Alliance has released a new WiFi standard WPA3 which looks to offer greater security and encryption to consumers in the home as well as enterprise networks.
Adware & Cryptomining Remain Top Enterprise Security Threats
Larry Loeb  |  6/25/2018  | 
New research from Morphisec Labs finds that adware remains a consistent if under-reported security problem for many enterprises. At the same time, cryptomining remains the go-to attack for many cybercriminals.
Google, Roku, Sonus Rush Out Patches for DNS Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  6/22/2018  | 
DNS rebinding might be ancient in security terms, but it's scary enough that Google, Roku and Sonos rushed through patches to address recent concerns.
Betabot Trojan Reborn in New Sophisticated Form
Larry Loeb  |  6/20/2018  | 
As far as malware goes, the Betabot Trojan has gone through several different incarnations. However, its latest form might be the most sophisticated and laying the groundwork for an even larger attack.
Decades-Old Vulnerability Allows Spoofing of Encryption Tools
Larry Loeb  |  6/18/2018  | 
While GnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools and python-gnupg have all patched the SigSpoof vulnerability, this old flaw shows how encryption tools can be spoofed.
Intel Chips' 'Lazy FP' Vulnerability Could Leak Secure Data
Larry Loeb  |  6/15/2018  | 
A group of security researchers have found a new vulnerability with Intel's chips that can theoretically allow an attack to utilize the 'Lazy FP' state of the process and gain access to sensitive data.
Lazarus Suspected of Attacking South Korea Sites With Zero-Day Exploit
Larry Loeb  |  6/13/2018  | 
The North Korea-linked Lazarus Group is suspected of using a flaw in ActiveX to attack websites in South Korea, according to research from AlienVault.
Cryptomining Malware, Cryptojacking Remain Top Security Threats
Larry Loeb  |  6/11/2018  | 
Check Point's new global index report finds that cryptomining malware and cryptojacking schemes have surpassed ransomware as the number one threat to IT security.
ZipSlip Flaw Lets Attackers Inject Malware Into Open Source Projects
Larry Loeb  |  6/8/2018  | 
The newly discovered ZipSlip flaw opens a big hole for malware in many open source projects. Here's what developers need to know.
Microsoft's GitHub Deal: Following Developers & Security Into the Cloud
Larry Loeb  |  6/6/2018  | 
Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal for GitHub this week means different things to different people, but for Redmond, it's all about developers, cloud and securing all that data. And that's not a bad thing.
RIG Exploit Finds New Home in Cryptomining
Larry Loeb  |  6/4/2018  | 
The RIG exploit kit has found a new, more lucrative home in cryptomining.
BackSwap Banking Trojan Shows How Malware Evolves
Larry Loeb  |  6/1/2018  | 
The newly discovered BackSwap baking Trojan is designed to avoid the security protections that vendors and businesses have created to stop these types of malware attacks.


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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 ...