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The Continuing Threat of Unpatched Security Vulnerabilities

Unpatched software is a computer code containing known security weaknesses. Unpatched vulnerabilities refer to weaknesses that allow attackers to leverage a known security bug that has not been patched by running malicious code. Software vendors write additions to the codes, known as "patches," when they come to know about these application vulnerabilities to secure these weaknesses. Adversaries…

Datum: 8. 3. 2022

Researchers Warn of Linux Kernel ‘Dirty Pipe’ Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability

Linux distributions are in the process of issuing patches to address a newly disclosed security vulnerability in the kernel that could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary data into any read-only files and allow for a complete takeover of affected systems. Dubbed "Dirty Pipe" (CVE-2022-0847, CVSS score: 7.8) by IONOS software developer Max Kellermann, the flaw "leads to privilege escalation…

Datum: 8. 3. 2022

Microsoft Azure 'AutoWarp' Bug Could Have Let Attackers Access Customers' Accounts

Details have been disclosed about a now-addressed critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Azure Automation service that could have permitted unauthorized access to other Azure customer accounts and take over control. "This attack could mean full control over resources and data belonging to the targeted account, depending on the permissions assigned by the customer," Orca Security researcher Yanir…

Datum: 8. 3. 2022

Critical Bugs in TerraMaster TOS Could Open NAS Devices to Remote Hacking

Researchers have disclosed details of critical security vulnerabilities in TerraMaster network-attached storage (TNAS) devices that could be chained to attain unauthenticated remote code execution with the highest privileges. The issues reside in TOS, an abbreviation for TerraMaster Operating System, and "can grant unauthenticated attackers access to the victim's box simply by knowing the IP…

Datum: 7. 3. 2022

Understanding How Hackers Recon

Cyber-attacks keep increasing and evolving but, regardless of the degree of complexity used by hackers to gain access, get a foothold, cloak their malware, execute their payload or exfiltrate data, their attack will begin with reconnaissance. They will do their utmost to uncover exposed assets and probe their target's attack surface for gaps that can be used as entry points. So, the first line…

Datum: 7. 3. 2022

Ukrainian CERT Warns Citizens of Phishing Attacks Using Compromised Accounts

Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) warned of new phishing attacks aimed at its citizens by leveraging compromised email accounts belonging to three different Indian entities with the goal of compromising their inboxes and stealing sensitive information. The agency cautioned that the emails arrive with the subject line "?????" (meaning "Attention") and claim to be from a…

Datum: 7. 3. 2022

SharkBot Banking Malware Spreading via Fake Android Antivirus App on Google Play Store

The threat actor behind a nascent Android banking trojan named SharkBot has managed to evade Google Play Store security barriers by masquerading as an antivirus app. SharkBot, like its malware counterparts TeaBot, FluBot, and Oscorp (UBEL), belongs to a category of financial trojans capable of siphoning credentials to initiate money transfers from compromised devices by circumventing…

Datum: 7. 3. 2022

2 New Mozilla Firefox 0-Day Bugs Under Active Attack — Patch Your Browser ASAP!

Mozilla has pushed out-of-band software updates to its Firefox web browser to contain two high-impact security vulnerabilities, both of which it says are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2022-26485 and CVE-2022-26486, the zero-day flaws have been described as use-after-free issues impacting the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) parameter processing and the…

Datum: 7. 3. 2022

New Linux Kernel Cgroups Vulnerability Could Let Attackers Escape Container

Details have emerged about a now-patched high-severity vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could potentially be abused to escape a container in order to execute arbitrary commands on the container host. The shortcoming resides in a Linux kernel feature called control groups, also referred to as cgroups version 1 (v1), which allows processes to be organized into hierarchical groups,…

Datum: 5. 3. 2022

Imperva Thwarts 2.5 Million RPS Ransom DDoS Extortion Attacks

Cybersecurity company Imperva on Friday said it recently mitigated a ransom distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting an unnamed website that peaked at 2.5 million requests per second (RPS). "While ransom DDoS attacks are not new, they appear to be evolving and becoming more interesting with time and with each new phase," Nelli Klepfish, security analyst at Imperva, said. "For…

Datum: 5. 3. 2022

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