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Larry Loeb

Content posted in September 2018
Magecart Group Likely Behind Increase in Formjacking Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  9/28/2018  | 
A recent analysis by Symantec researchers has found a significant increase in formjacking attacks. The reason, according to some, is an increase in activity from the Magecart group.
Adwind RAT Squeaks Past Linux, Windows, macOS Defenses
Larry Loeb  |  9/26/2018  | 
A newer version of the Adwind 3.0 Trojan can elude the AV defenses of Linux, Windows and macOS systems, according to Talos and ReversingLabs.
Malicious Bot-Enabled, Credential-Stuffing Jamming Networks
Larry Loeb  |  9/24/2018  | 
A research report from Akamai finds the number of bot-enabled, credential-stuffing incidents has spiked in recent months, jamming networks with malicious traffic.
Cloudflare Looks to Take the Pain Out of DNSSEC Protocol Adoption
Larry Loeb  |  9/21/2018  | 
Uptake of the newer DNSSEC protocol has been slow, but a new tool from Cloudflare looks to make it easier to ensure secure websites and more control over DNS.
Data Breach Can Affect Company's Long-Term Stock Price
Larry Loeb  |  9/19/2018  | 
A recent study by CompariTech finds that data breaches can have some long-term effects when it comes to a company's stock price, but most of the financial damage diminishes over time.
Fuji's Electric V-Server Susceptible to Numerous Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  9/17/2018  | 
Another industrial control system is shown to have a series of serious flaws. This time, it's Fuji's Electric V-Server, according to warnings from ICS-CERT.
OpenSSL 1.1.1 Released With TLS 1.3 Support
Larry Loeb  |  9/14/2018  | 
The 1.1.1 version of OpenSSL, the popular cryptography library for encrypted communications, has been released with support for TLS 1.3, as well as other improvements.
NordVPN & ProtonVPN Offerings Vulnerable to Code Execution Attack
Larry Loeb  |  9/12/2018  | 
A report from Cisco Talos found that VPNs developed by NordVPN and ProtonVPN were each vulnerable to the same code execution attack.
Cryptominers Rush to Exploit Apache Struts 2 Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  9/10/2018  | 
The Apache Struts 2 vulnerability was revealed about two weeks ago. Now F5 Labs has found that it's being used in a Monero cryptomining exploit.
US Is No. 1 in Malicious Web Addresses
Larry Loeb  |  9/7/2018  | 
Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 has found that from April to June 2018 the US was numero uno in hosting malicious domains and exploit kits.
Attackers Snoop on MikroTik Router Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  9/6/2018  | 
Researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab report that unknown attackers have eavesdropped on the traffic of thousands of MikroTik routers.
Leaders & Employees Confess Cybersecurity Mistakes – Switchfast Report
Larry Loeb  |  9/5/2018  | 
Leaders of small and midsized business are making common cybersecurity goofs and failing to model the right behaviors.


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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 ...