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Larry Loeb

Content posted in August 2019
Cisco Maxes Out Its CVE Severity
Larry Loeb  |  8/30/2019  | 
Cisco had to take itself to the virtual woodshed this week after issuing a security advisory about its IOS XE operating system.
AV Vendor & French Gendarmerie Take Down a Transnational Worm
Larry Loeb  |  8/29/2019  | 
The good guys got lucky this time.
NSA to Share Added Security for Firmware Functions
Larry Loeb  |  8/26/2019  | 
Most people think of the National Security Agency as the home of operational intelligence gathering. But many people are unaware of the research that it has done and released to the public.
Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
Fintech Startups Get Sloppy With Application Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Some startups need to shape up or ship out.
New Industry Drives Renewed Interest in Embedded Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Hardware for security may just get hot.
CTF Protocol Serves as a Low-Level Way to Take Over Windows Machines
Larry Loeb  |  8/16/2019  | 
There is a protocol in Windows that has been around since the days of Windows XP, which has been found to be insecure.
A Brace Helps to Balance the Load
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
A syntax construct inside the TCL language is allowing injection attacks to occur.
This RAT Doesn't Squeak Much
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
Saefko does stuff. Lots of stuff.
State Farm Insurance Notifies Users About a Breach but Doesn't Panic
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
State Farm Insurance has filed a notice of data breach that involved customer accounts, seemingly to meet California regulations.
MSFT Walks Back Original Action, Admits RDP Vulnerability Affects Hyper-V
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
Check Point Research's Eyal Itkin told the world in February of this year that there were multiple critical vulnerabilities in the widely used RDP protocol.
Wipro Says That Target on the Enterprise's Back Just Got Bigger
Larry Loeb  |  8/7/2019  | 
Wipro has presented the third edition of their 'State of Cybersecurity Report,' looking at trends and behaviors that have occurred over the last year.
Has Your Employee Been Compromised by Sextortion?
Larry Loeb  |  8/5/2019  | 
Sextortion is one particular kind of extortion that is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as "The practice of forcing someone to do something by threatening to publish sexual information about them."
Bulletproof Proxy Providers Try to Hide Botnet IP Address Needles in Haystacks
Larry Loeb  |  8/2/2019  | 
Cequence Security's CQ Prime research team thinks it has spotted a new trend it calls 'bulletproof proxies.'
Who Is Phoning Home on Your Firm's Dime?
Larry Loeb  |  8/1/2019  | 
ExtraHop customers in 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 took a look at some third-party supplied enterprise software's behavior and were not pleased when it would, unannounced, call home for its creators.


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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 ...