Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Drupal: Attacks Started Within Hours Of Patch Release
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RetiredUser
50%
50%
RetiredUser,
User Rank: Ninja
11/3/2014 | 2:19:08 PM
No Surprises Here - Time to Change the Game
The cyber criminal toolkts are getting more flexible and advanced, as are the scripting skills in languages like Python, thus making the jump from published exploit to application of it much faster.  As quickly as the vulnerability is released and the site compromised, it is pushed to anonymous sales boards and admin/root accounts are sold/resold.  The surprises here are actually that 1) more ownership for secure coding/testing/end-user fixes isn't applied to projects like Drupal and other CMS, let alone FOSS (free and open source software) in general, and 2) that the international community isn't applying more pressure to cyber criminals by thoroughly destroying the infrastructure that allows such blackmarket shops to easily pop up and profit from these crimes.

Go to Packet Storm Security and drop in Drupal or WordPress.  Every exploit database out there is full of examples of the myriad ways in which vulnerabilities in LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) and variations on that platform can be exploited.  Proprietary software isn't necessarily more secure, but what makes code more secure is accountability.  Here I go again with an incredibly unpopular viewpoint, but if the Internet was better regulated, there would be standards and audits applied to code released to the Internet that could help (not solve) maintain a more secure code base for applications that can cause serious damage when compromised.  These activities are threats to our National security, make no mistake, and the buyers in these underground markets could have more in mind than simply obtaining a springboard to tag other sites, or steal a few hundred dollars in digital goods. 

This is just another vulnerability, but a good example of how cyber criminals are improving their "time to blackmarket" with our stolen digital goods.  The question is, whose buying these goods and how long before their intentions move from theft to acts of terror?   
Robert McDougal
50%
50%
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2014 | 5:38:01 PM
That was fast....
I find it amazing the speed at which criminals can operate today, truly astounding.  Did Drupal release any information to customers so they can detect backdoors on their systems?


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
7 Old IT Things Every New InfoSec Pro Should Know
Joan Goodchild, Staff Editor,  4/20/2021
News
Cloud-Native Businesses Struggle With Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/6/2021
Commentary
Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec,  5/7/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-29040
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-16
The JSON web services in Liferay Portal 7.3.4 and earlier, and Liferay DXP 7.0 before fix pack 97, 7.1 before fix pack 20 and 7.2 before fix pack 10 may provide overly verbose error messages, which allows remote attackers to use the contents of error messages to help launch another, more focused att...
CVE-2021-29041
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-16
Denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in the Multi-Factor Authentication module in Liferay DXP 7.3 before fix pack 1 allows remote authenticated attackers to prevent any user from authenticating by (1) enabling Time-based One-time password (TOTP) on behalf of the other user or (2) modifying the othe...
CVE-2021-29047
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-16
The SimpleCaptcha implementation in Liferay Portal 7.3.4, 7.3.5 and Liferay DXP 7.3 before fix pack 1 does not invalidate CAPTCHA answers after it is used, which allows remote attackers to repeatedly perform actions protected by a CAPTCHA challenge by reusing the same CAPTCHA answer.
CVE-2021-22668
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-16
Delta Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor Versions 1.01.28 (with ScreenEditor Version 1.01.2) and prior are vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read while processing project files, which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
CVE-2021-29039
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-16
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Asset module's categories administration page in Liferay Portal 7.3.4 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the site name.