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Larry Loeb

Content posted in September 2019
MSFT Updates Outlook Ban List for Downloads
Larry Loeb  |  9/30/2019  | 
Microsoft did some Outlook tweaking recently. They realized that the list of the file extensions that the program should refuse to download needed some updating.
Report Predicts DevSecOps Boom Over Next 2 Years
Larry Loeb  |  9/27/2019  | 
Sixty-eight percent of companies say they will be securing three quarters or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps within two years.
OWASP's Common Web Program Security Problems: Part 2
Larry Loeb  |  9/26/2019  | 
We continue the countdown of OWASP's Top Ten nasties.
Enterprise Ransomware & Consumer Ransomware: They're Not That Different
Larry Loeb  |  9/26/2019  | 
RiskSense researchers identified 57 vulnerabilities that are heavily tied to ransomware threats in enterprises and government organizations as opposed to individuals.
OWASP Lists the Most Common Security Stings
Larry Loeb  |  9/24/2019  | 
OWASP's Top 10 is made up of high-risk, common weaknesses and flaws that are seen over and over again.
LastPass Extensions for Chrome & Opera Can Leak Passwords
Larry Loeb  |  9/20/2019  | 
A history of password-stealing potential vulnerabilities has LastPass users worried.
DNSSEC Can Encourage DDoS – Nexusguard
Larry Loeb  |  9/18/2019  | 
Report found that DNS Amplification contributed to the largest share, compared to other methods, of attack activities in Q2 2019.
F-Secure's Honeypots Get Hit 3 Billion Times in First Half of 2019
Larry Loeb  |  9/17/2019  | 
Global network of honeypots measured more than triple the attack traffic of the previous period, to a total of over 2.9 billion events.
NIST Tackles AI
Larry Loeb  |  9/16/2019  | 
But to prepare for something usually means you have an idea about what you are preparing for, no?
An Image Can Poison Just as Well as an Exploit Can
Larry Loeb  |  9/13/2019  | 
An emerging and increasingly sophisticated threat campaign is employing obscure file formats.
IoT Can Allow Footholds Where They Are Least Expected
Larry Loeb  |  9/11/2019  | 
An IoT device carries with it the implicit threat of being used for nefarious purposes if it has not been created with security foremost in mind.
Only 1% of Malware Attacks Use a Machine's Vulnerability, the Rest Prey on Humans – Proofpoint
Larry Loeb  |  9/9/2019  | 
Instead of attacking computer systems and infrastructure, threat actors focus on people, their roles within an organization, the data to which they had access, and their likelihood to 'click here' or perform some other enabling action.
Study Finds Enterprise Network Improvement Initiatives Not Meeting Business Needs
Larry Loeb  |  9/6/2019  | 
Accenture conducted a blind survey with 300 senior IT and business executives from companies with annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion to see if enterprise networks were under as much pressure these days as they projected they would be.
Eclypsium Finds 4 Major Attack Paths in Supermicro Servers
Larry Loeb  |  9/5/2019  | 
Firmware security player finds vulnerabilities in X9, X10 and X11 platform of servers.
TrickBot Has Evolved to Become More Dangerous
Larry Loeb  |  9/4/2019  | 
TrickBot has been an active botnet since around October of 2016. It's well known as part of the threat landscape, and has been operated in the past by GOLD BLACKBURN.
Making Code Harder to Read by Attackers Can Make Injections Less Likely
Larry Loeb  |  9/3/2019  | 
It's one of way of stopping formjackers making off with customers' credit card details.
Trend Micro Scopes Out 2019 So Far
Larry Loeb  |  9/3/2019  | 
Fileless attacks and exploit kits make a comeback.


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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 ...