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Remote Execution Flaw Threatens Apps Built Using Spring Framework — Patch Now

Remote Execution Flaw Threatens Apps Built Using Spring Framework — Patch Now

April 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities in the Spring Development Framework, one of which is a critical remote code execution flaw that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code against applications built with it. Spring Framework is a popular, lightweight and an open source framework for developing Java-based enterprise applications. In an advisory released today by Pivotal, the company detailed following three vulnerabilities discovered in Spring Framework versions 5.0 to 5.0.4, 4.3 to 4.3.14, and older unsupported versions: Critical : Remote Code Execution with spring-messaging (CVE-2018-1270) High : Directory Traversal with Spring MVC on Windows (CVE-2018-1271) Low : Multipart Content Pollution with Spring Framework (CVE-2018-1272) Vulnerable Spring Framework versions expose STOMP clients over WebSocket endpoints with an in-memory STOMP broker through the 'spring-messaging' module, which could allow an attacker to send a mali
Apache Tomcat Patches Important Remote Code Execution Flaw

Apache Tomcat Patches Important Remote Code Execution Flaw

October 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Apache Tomcat team has recently patched several security vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat, one of which could allow an unauthorised attacker to execute malicious code on affected servers remotely. Apache Tomcat, developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), is an open source web server and servlet system, which uses several Java EE specifications like Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Expression Language, and WebSocket, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java concept to run in. Unlike Apache Struts2 vulnerabilities , which have recently been exploited to breach the systems of American credit reporting agency Equifax , Apache Tomcat flaws are less likely to be exploited. The critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2017-12617) discovered in Apache Tomcat is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input by the affected software. Only systems with HTTP PUTs enabled (via setting the "read-only" initi
Java Zero-day vulnerability exploited in the Wild

Java Zero-day vulnerability exploited in the Wild

July 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
Really a bad weekend for Internet users. Three previously unknown critical zero-day vulnerabilities were revealed in Adobe's Flash Player over the weekend, thanks to Hacking team data Breach in which 400GB of internal data were leaked over the Internet. Now, a new zero-day vulnerability has been reported in Oracle's Java that is reportedly being exploited in the wild by hackers to target government armed forces. Cybercriminals are actively exploiting the Java-based zero-day flaw in an attempt to target U.S. defense agencies and members of NATO, Trend Micro security researchers warned in a blog post published Sunday. According to researchers, the vulnerability affects only the latest version of Java, version 1.8.0.45. Though the older Java versions, Java 1.6 and 1.7 are not at all affected by this zero-day exploit. So far, there isn't many details disclosed about the Java zero-day bug, considering a patch is yet to be released by Oracle. Although hackers are exploi
Oracle releases 169 Updates, Including 19 Patches for JAVA Vulnerabilities

Oracle releases 169 Updates, Including 19 Patches for JAVA Vulnerabilities

January 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
Get Ready to update your Java program as Oracle has released its massive patch package for multiple security vulnerabilities in its software. The United States software maker Oracle releases its security updates every three months on Tuesday, which it referred to as " Critical Patch Updates " (CPU). Yesterday, Oracle released its first quarterly CPU-date of this year, issuing a total of 169 security fixes for hundreds of its products including Java, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager and MySQL. The security update for Oracle's popular browser plug-in Java addresses vulnerabilities in the software, 14 of which could be remotely exploitable without authentication, that means an attacker wouldn't need a username and password to exploit them over a network. Four Java flaws were marked most severe and received a score of 10.0 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) , the most critical ranking. Nine other Java flaws given a CVSS Base Score of 6.0
Zeus Alternative Pandemiya Banking Malware For Sale in Underground Forums

Zeus Alternative Pandemiya Banking Malware For Sale in Underground Forums

June 13, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A new and relatively rare Zeus Trojan  program has found which is totally different from other banking Trojans and has capability to secretly steal data from forms, login credentials and files from the victim as well as can create fake web pages and take screenshots of victim's computer. Researchers at RSA Security's FraudAction team have discovered this new and critical threat, dubbed as ' Pandemiya ', which is being offered to the cyber criminals in underground forums as an alternative to the infamous Zeus Trojan and its many variants, that is widely used by most of the cyber-criminals for years to steal banking information from consumers and companies. The source code of the Zeus banking Trojan is available on the underground forums from past few years, which lead malware developers to design more sophisticated variants of Zeus Trojan such as Citadel, Ice IX and Gameover Zeus . But, Pandemiya is something by far the most isolated and dangerous piece of malware
Netflix Users Targeted by Microsoft Silverlight Exploits

Netflix Users Targeted by Microsoft Silverlight Exploits

May 21, 2014Mohit Kumar
Netflix, the world's largest Internet Video Subscription service with more than 35.7 million customers in U.S alone, that runs on the Microsoft Silverlight platform, has now become a popular target for cybercriminals, as public awareness of Java and Flash flaws is increasing. Silverlight is a Microsoft's plug-in for streaming media on browsers, similar to Adobe Flash Player , that handles multimedia contents on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X Web Browsers, and is popularly known for being used in Netflix's streaming video service. But, Netflix isn't the only service that works on Silverlight, many other multimedia services supports Silverlight. Malware and Exploit Kit developers are targeting Silverlight users as they aren't aware of the increasing proliferation of malware for the platform. Silverlight vulnerabilities are mostly exploited using drive-by download attacks to compromise victim's computers with malware, especially through malicious ads. A recent
Oracle releases Critical Update to Patch 104 Vulnerabilities

Oracle releases Critical Update to Patch 104 Vulnerabilities

April 16, 2014Wang Wei
It's time to update your Java program as Oracle has released its massive patch package for multiple security vulnerabilities. The United States software maker Oracle releases its security updates every three months, which it referred to as " Critical Patch Updates " (CPU). Yesterday, Oracle released its second CPU-date of this year providing important updates that include a total of 104 vulnerabilities, the company has announced . From the overall vulnerabilities, 37 security vulnerabilities impact Java SE and several of these flaws are so serious that it can be remotely exploited by a malicious malware to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user. Successful exploitation also allows an attacker to manipulate certain local data on a system and can cause a DoS attack without the need of authentication credentials, which means the flaws can be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password to crashin
Yahoo Ad Network abused to redirect users to malicious websites serving Magnitude Exploit Kit

Yahoo Ad Network abused to redirect users to malicious websites serving Magnitude Exploit Kit

January 05, 2014Wang Wei
Internet advertisement networks provide hackers with an effective venue for targeting wide range computers through malicious advertisements. Previously it was reported by some security researchers that Yahoo's online advertising Network is one of the top ad networks were being abused to spread malware by cyber criminals . Recent report published by Fox-IT, Hackers are using Yahoo's advertising servers to distribute malware to hundreds of thousands of users since late last month that affecting thousands of users in various countries. " Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com. Some of the advertisements are malicious ," the firm reported . More than 300,000 users per hour were being redirected to malicious websites serving 'Magnitude Exploit Kit', that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware i.e. ZeuS Andromeda Dorkbot/Ngrbot Advertisement clicking malware Tinba/Zusy Necurs "
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