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Larry Loeb

Content posted in June 2019
MSFT Realizes That Some Things Need to Be Changed
Larry Loeb  |  6/28/2019  | 
There are lots of directions in which various people think the field of 'identity' is heading. While some of these directions get accepted over a time period (like Zero Trust), someone always gets stuck with having to make the tools that enable a direction's implementation to occur.
Wipro Breach Actually a Whole Campaign
Larry Loeb  |  6/27/2019  | 
India's third-largest IT outsourcing company, Wipro, was been breached and boarded, and getting to the bottom of the mess wasn't easy.
Zero Trust Doesn't Trust You at All
Larry Loeb  |  6/27/2019  | 
Enterprise security practitioners who deal with identity day in and day out come together to find out the current status of the field.
Developers Find Temporary Fix for OpenSSH Remote Access Software Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  6/26/2019  | 
The latest update from the OpenSSH developers encrypts private keys before storing them into the system memory, which will protect the keys against almost all types of side-channel attacks.
Millions of Dell PCs at Risk Due to Software Flaw
Larry Loeb  |  6/24/2019  | 
SafeBreach found that one library of software which was used to construct Dell's SupportAssist can be tricked into loading DLL files that it really shouldn't.
The Cracking of RSA-2048 Encryption Will Come Sooner Than Had Been Thought
Larry Loeb  |  6/21/2019  | 
Advances in both QC and QC methods will see to that.
Defense Discovered for Defending Against BGP Hijacking & Off-Path DNS Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  6/20/2019  | 
Certificate Authorities are continually getting requests from threat actors who want certificates that they aren't entitled to so that their criminal schemes may be furthered.
New 'IPStorm' Malware Uses Peer-to-Peer Network for Communication
Larry Loeb  |  6/19/2019  | 
It's a whole new headache for the security team.
XENOTIME Threat Actor Laying the Groundwork to Disrupt Utilities
Larry Loeb  |  6/17/2019  | 
Malware targets Schneider Electric's Triconex safety instrumented system.
Are US & UK Firms Keeping Up With 'Best Practice' Password Management?
Larry Loeb  |  6/14/2019  | 
Companies think that they are much safer than their actual password practices would suggest.
Preempt Shows How to Sidestep EPA Authentication
Larry Loeb  |  6/13/2019  | 
Security firm Preempt issued an advisory that showed how to conceptually bypass the Enhanced Protection for Authentication that prevents attackers from performing a relay of NT Lan Manager messages to top-level security sessions.
Are Consumers Afraid of Biometrics for E-Commerce?
Larry Loeb  |  6/12/2019  | 
Researchers found that 81% of consumers still favor passwords for making payments online due to concerns about the security of new biometric options.
Researchers Discover Way to Hack Hardware Security Module, Gain Access to Cryptographic Keys
Larry Loeb  |  6/11/2019  | 
Everyone be cool, this is one heckuva robbery!
NSA Stresses Real Danger in BlueKeep Exploit
Larry Loeb  |  6/10/2019  | 
Botnets have been scanning for RDP servers and are using weak and reused passwords to gain access to them.
Study Finds Most Popular iOS Apps Are Not Encrypting Data
Larry Loeb  |  6/7/2019  | 
Wandera found that two-thirds (67.8%) of apps still disable Apple Transport Security (ATS) globally and don't set any granular exceptions for specific functions.
Researchers Seek 'Best' Vulnerability Remediation Strategy
Larry Loeb  |  6/6/2019  | 
Having to find the sweet spot between two competing forces is a delicate balancing act.
Mobile Phone Motion Sensors Found to Leak Tracking Data
Larry Loeb  |  6/5/2019  | 
A user's information can be accessed by an attacker in many ways, not just from a device's system software.
Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Requires More Than Just Patching
Larry Loeb  |  6/4/2019  | 
But nobody said it was going to be easy...
Researchers Find Open Database at Pyramid Hotel Group With PII Data & Physical Access Keys
Larry Loeb  |  6/3/2019  | 
Publicly accessible data includes information regarding Pyramid's operating systems, security policies, internal networks and application logs.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/29/2020
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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 ...