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Palo Alto Networks Releases Urgent Fixes for Exploited PAN-OS Vulnerability

Palo Alto Networks Releases Urgent Fixes for Exploited PAN-OS Vulnerability

Apr 15, 2024 Firewall Security / Vulnerability
Palo Alto Networks has released hotfixes to address a maximum-severity security flaw impacting PAN-OS software that has come under active exploitation in the wild. Tracked as  CVE-2024-3400  (CVSS score: 10.0), the critical vulnerability is a case of command injection in the GlobalProtect feature that an unauthenticated attacker could weaponize to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the firewall. Fixes for the shortcoming are available in the following versions - PAN-OS 10.2.9-h1 PAN-OS 11.0.4-h1, and PAN-OS 11.1.2-h3 Patches for other commonly deployed maintenance releases are expected to be released over the next few days. "This issue is applicable only to PAN-OS 10.2, PAN-OS 11.0, and PAN-OS 11.1 firewalls configured with GlobalProtect gateway or GlobalProtect portal (or both) and device telemetry enabled," the company  clarified  in its updated advisory. It also said that while Cloud NGFW firewalls are not impacted by CVE-2024-3400, specific PAN-OS
Critical 'BatBadBut' Rust Vulnerability Exposes Windows Systems to Attacks

Critical 'BatBadBut' Rust Vulnerability Exposes Windows Systems to Attacks

Apr 10, 2024 Software Security / Vulnerability
A critical security flaw in the Rust standard library could be exploited to target Windows users and stage command injection attacks. The vulnerability, tracked as  CVE-2024-24576 , has a CVSS score of 10.0, indicating maximum severity. That said, it only impacts scenarios where batch files are invoked on Windows with untrusted arguments. "The Rust standard library did not properly escape arguments when invoking batch files (with the bat and cmd extensions) on Windows using the Command API," the Rust Security Response working group  said  in an advisory released on April 9, 2024. "An attacker able to control the arguments passed to the spawned process could execute arbitrary shell commands by bypassing the escaping." The flaw impacts all versions of Rust before 1.77.2. Security researcher  RyotaK  has been credited with discovering and reporting the bug to the CERT Coordination Center ( CERT/CC ). RyotaK said the vulnerability – codenamed BatBadBut – impacts
AI Copilot: Launching Innovation Rockets, But Beware of the Darkness Ahead

AI Copilot: Launching Innovation Rockets, But Beware of the Darkness Ahead

Apr 15, 2024Secure Coding / Artificial Intelligence
Imagine a world where the software that powers your favorite apps, secures your online transactions, and keeps your digital life could be outsmarted and taken over by a cleverly disguised piece of code. This isn't a plot from the latest cyber-thriller; it's actually been a reality for years now. How this will change – in a positive or negative direction – as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on a larger role in software development is one of the big uncertainties related to this brave new world. In an era where AI promises to revolutionize how we live and work, the conversation about its security implications cannot be sidelined. As we increasingly rely on AI for tasks ranging from mundane to mission-critical, the question is no longer just, "Can AI  boost cybersecurity ?" (sure!), but also "Can AI  be hacked? " (yes!), "Can one use AI  to hack? " (of course!), and "Will AI  produce secure software ?" (well…). This thought leadership article is about the latter. Cydrill  (a
Researchers Discover LG Smart TV Vulnerabilities Allowing Root Access

Researchers Discover LG Smart TV Vulnerabilities Allowing Root Access

Apr 09, 2024 Vulnerability / IoT Security
Multiple security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in LG webOS running on its smart televisions that could be exploited to bypass authorization and gain root access on the devices. The findings come from Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender, which discovered and reported the flaws in November 2023. The issues were fixed by LG as part of updates released on March 22, 2024. The vulnerabilities are tracked from CVE-2023-6317 through CVE-2023-6320 and impact the following versions of webOS - webOS 4.9.7 - 5.30.40 running on LG43UM7000PLA webOS 5.5.0 - 04.50.51 running on OLED55CXPUA webOS 6.3.3-442 (kisscurl-kinglake) - 03.36.50 running on OLED48C1PUB webOS 7.3.1-43 (mullet-mebin) - 03.33.85 running on OLED55A23LA A brief description of the shortcomings is as follows - CVE-2023-6317  - A vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass PIN verification and add a privileged user profile to the TV set without requiring user interaction CVE-2023-6318  - A vulnerability th
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Today's Top 4 Identity Threat Exposures: Where To Find Them and How To Stop Them

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Explore the first ever threat report 100% focused on the prevalence of identity security gaps you may not be aware of.
Chinese Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Flaws in Ivanti Connect Secure and Policy Secure

Chinese Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Flaws in Ivanti Connect Secure and Policy Secure

Jan 11, 2024 Cybersecurity / Zero-Day
A pair of zero-day flaws identified in Ivanti Connect Secure (ICS) and Policy Secure have been chained by suspected China-linked nation-state actors to breach less than 10 customers. Cybersecurity firm Volexity, which  identified  the activity on the network of one of its customers in the second week of December 2023, attributed it to a hacking group it tracks under the name  UTA0178 . There is evidence to suggest that the VPN appliance may have been compromised as early as December 3, 2023. The two vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild to achieve unauthenticated command execution on the ICS device are as follows - CVE-2023-46805  (CVSS score: 8.2) - An authentication bypass vulnerability in the web component of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure allows a remote attacker to access restricted resources by bypassing control checks. CVE-2024-21887  (CVSS score: 9.1) - A command injection vulnerability in web components of Ivanti Connect Secur
Zyxel Releases Patches to Fix 15 Flaws in NAS, Firewall, and AP Devices

Zyxel Releases Patches to Fix 15 Flaws in NAS, Firewall, and AP Devices

Dec 01, 2023 Firewall / Network Security
Zyxel has released patches to address 15 security issues impacting network-attached storage (NAS), firewall, and access point (AP) devices, including three critical flaws that could lead to authentication bypass and command injection. The  three vulnerabilities  are listed below - CVE-2023-35138  (CVSS score: 9.8) - A command injection vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute some operating system commands by sending a crafted HTTP POST request. CVE-2023-4473  (CVSS score: 9.8) - A command injection vulnerability in the web server that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute some operating system commands by sending a crafted URL to a vulnerable device. CVE-2023-4474  (CVSS score: 9.8) - An improper neutralization of special elements vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute some operating system commands by sending a crafted URL to a vulnerable device. Also patched by Zyxel are three high-severity flaws ( CVE-
Alert! Hackers Exploiting Critical Vulnerability in VMware's Aria Operations Networks

Alert! Hackers Exploiting Critical Vulnerability in VMware's Aria Operations Networks

Jun 21, 2023 Vulnerability / Network Security
VMware has flagged that a recently patched critical command injection vulnerability in Aria Operations for Networks (formerly vRealize Network Insight) has come under active exploitation in the wild. The flaw, tracked as  CVE-2023-20887 , could  allow  a malicious actor with network access to the product to perform a command injection attack, resulting in remote code execution. It impacts VMware Aria Operations Networks versions 6.x, with fixes released in versions 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5.1, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, and 6.10 on June 7, 2023. Now according to an update shared by the virtualization services provider on June 20, 2023, the flaw has been weaponized in real-world attacks, although the exact specifics are unknown as yet. "VMware has confirmed that exploitation of CVE-2023-20887 has occurred in the wild," the company  noted . Data gathered by threat intelligence firm GreyNoise  shows  active exploitation of the flaw from two different IP addresses located in the Netherl
Cacti, Realtek, and IBM Aspera Faspex Vulnerabilities Under Active Exploitation

Cacti, Realtek, and IBM Aspera Faspex Vulnerabilities Under Active Exploitation

Apr 01, 2023 Cyber Attack / Vulnerability
Critical security flaws in Cacti, Realtek, and IBM Aspera Faspex are being exploited by various threat actors in hacks targeting unpatched systems. This entails the abuse of  CVE-2022-46169  (CVSS score: 9.8) and  CVE-2021-35394  (CVSS score: 9.8) to deliver  MooBot  and  ShellBot  (aka PerlBot), Fortinet FortiGuard Labs  said  in a report published this week. CVE-2022-46169  relates to a critical authentication bypass and command injection flaw in Cacti servers that allows an unauthenticated user to execute arbitrary code.  CVE-2021-35394  also concerns an arbitrary command injection vulnerability impacting the Realtek Jungle SDK that was patched in 2021. While the latter has been previously exploited to distribute botnets like Mirai, Gafgyt, Mozi, and RedGoBot, the development marks the first time it has been utilized to deploy MooBot, a Mirai variant known to be active since 2019. The Cacti flaw, besides being leveraged for MooBot attacks, has also been observed serving ShellB
Critical Flaw in Cisco IP Phone Series Exposes Users to Command Injection Attack

Critical Flaw in Cisco IP Phone Series Exposes Users to Command Injection Attack

Mar 02, 2023 Enterprise Security / Network Security
Cisco on Wednesday rolled out  security updates  to address a critical flaw impacting its IP Phone 6800, 7800, 7900, and 8800 Series products. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-20078, is rated 9.8 out of 10 on the CVSS scoring system and is described as a command injection bug in the web-based management interface arising due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. Successful exploitation of the bug could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to inject arbitrary commands that are executed with the highest privileges on the underlying operating system. "An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted request to the web-based management interface," Cisco  said  in an alert published on March 1, 2023. Also patched by the company is a high-severity denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability affecting the same set of devices, as well as the Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 and Unified IP Phone 7900 Series. CVE-2023-20079 (CVSS score: 7
Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Atlassian Bitbucket Server and Data Center

Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Atlassian Bitbucket Server and Data Center

Aug 26, 2022
Atlassian has rolled out fixes for a  critical security flaw  in Bitbucket Server and Data Center that could lead to the execution of malicious code on vulnerable installations. Tracked as  CVE-2022-36804  (CVSS score: 9.9), the issue has been characterized as a command injection vulnerability in multiple endpoints that could be exploited via specially crafted HTTP requests. "An attacker with access to a public Bitbucket repository or with read permissions to a private one can execute arbitrary code by sending a malicious HTTP request," Atlassian  said  in an advisory. The shortcoming, discovered and reported by security researcher  @TheGrandPew  impacts all versions of Bitbucket Server and Datacenter released after 6.10.17, inclusive of 7.0.0 and newer - Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 7.6 Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 7.17 Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 7.21 Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 8.0 Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 8.1 Bitbucket Server and Datacenter 8.2, and
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