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Hackers Exploited Atlassian Confluence Bug to Deploy Ljl Backdoor for Espionage

Hackers Exploited Atlassian Confluence Bug to Deploy Ljl Backdoor for Espionage

August 04, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
A threat actor is said to have "highly likely" exploited a security flaw in an outdated Atlassian Confluence server to deploy a never-before-seen backdoor against an unnamed organization in the research and technical services sector. The attack, which transpired over a seven-day-period during the end of May, has been attributed to a threat activity cluster tracked by cybersecurity firm Deepwatch as  TAC-040 . "The evidence indicates that the threat actor executed malicious commands with a parent process of tomcat9.exe in Atlassian's Confluence directory," the company  said . "After the initial compromise, the threat actor ran various commands to enumerate the local system, network, and Active Directory environment." The Atlassian vulnerability suspected to have been exploited is  CVE-2022-26134 , an Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) injection flaw that paves the way for arbitrary code execution on a Confluence Server or Data Center instance.
Hackers Exploiting Spring4Shell Vulnerability to Deploy Mirai Botnet Malware

Hackers Exploiting Spring4Shell Vulnerability to Deploy Mirai Botnet Malware

April 08, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
The recently disclosed critical Spring4Shell vulnerability is being actively exploited by threat actors to execute the Mirai botnet malware , particularly in the Singapore region since the start of April 2022. "The exploitation allows threat actors to download the Mirai sample to the '/tmp' folder and execute them after permission change using 'chmod ,'" Trend Micro researchers Deep Patel, Nitesh Surana, Ashish Verma said in a report published Friday. Tracked as CVE-2022-22965 (CVSS score: 9.8), the vulnerability could allow malicious actors to achieve remote code execution in Spring Core applications under non-default circumstances, granting the attackers full control over the compromised devices. The development comes as the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) earlier this week added the Spring4Shell vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog based on "evidence of active exploitation." This is
CISA Warns of Active Exploitation of Critical Spring4Shell Vulnerability

CISA Warns of Active Exploitation of Critical Spring4Shell Vulnerability

April 05, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added the recently disclosed remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting the Spring Framework, to its  Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog  based on "evidence of active exploitation." The critical severity flaw, assigned the identifier  CVE-2022-22965  (CVSS score: 9.8) and dubbed "Spring4Shell", impacts Spring model–view–controller (MVC) and Spring WebFlux applications running on Java Development Kit 9 and later. "Exploitation requires an endpoint with DataBinder enabled (e.g., a POST request that decodes data from the request body automatically) and depends heavily on the servlet container for the application," Praetorian researchers Anthony Weems and Dallas Kaman noted last week. Although exact details of in-the-wild abuse remain unclear, information security company SecurityScorecard  said  "active scanning for this vulnerability has been observed coming fro
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