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Microsoft Releases Emergency Out-of-Band Patch for Kerberos Bug MS14-068

Microsoft Releases Emergency Out-of-Band Patch for Kerberos Bug MS14-068

November 19, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft today released an " out-of-band " security updates to fix a critical vulnerability in all supported versions of its Windows Server software that cyber criminals are exploiting to compromise whole networks of computers. The Emergency patch release comes just one week after Microsoft provided its monthly security patch updates. The November 2014 Patch Tuesday updates included 16 security patches, five of which were rated by Redmond as "critical." The security update (MS14-068) addresses a vulnerability in the Windows component called Microsoft Windows Kerberos KBC , authentication system used by default in the operating system. The flaw allows an attacker to elevate domain user account privileges and access rights to that of a domain administrator account. As a result, if users unknowingly or accidentally run a malicious software on their system, it could therefore be used to compromise the entire network, which could be more dangerous for those who
Yahoo Quickly Fixes SQL Injection Vulnerability Escalated to Remote Code Execution

Yahoo Quickly Fixes SQL Injection Vulnerability Escalated to Remote Code Execution

September 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Yahoo! was recently impacted by a critical web application vulnerabilities which left website's database and server vulnerable to hackers. A cyber security expert and penetration tester, Ebrahim Hegazy a.k.a Zigoo from Egypt , has found a serious SQL injection vulnerability in Yahoo's website that allows an attacker to remotely execute any commands on its server with Root Privileges. According to Hegazy blog post , the SQLi vulnerability resides in a domain of Yahoo! website i.e. http://innovationjockeys.net/tictac_chk_req.php . Any remote user can manipulate the input to the “ f_id ” parameter in the above URL, which could be exploited to extract database from the server. While pentesting, he found username and password ( encoded as Base64 ) of Yahoo!’ admin panel stored in the database. He decoded the Administrator Password and successfully Logged in to the Admin panel. Furthermore, SQL injection flaw also facilitate the attacker to exploit Remote Cod
PREC Tool prevents Android Device from Root Exploit hidden in Malicious apps

PREC Tool prevents Android Device from Root Exploit hidden in Malicious apps

March 08, 2014Mohit Kumar
Smartphones are always ready to connect to the Internet and contains sensitive information such as Contacts, SMS, Photos, and GPS information and this sensitive information is always in danger of leakage. According to a report, Cyber criminals and state-sponsored hackers are developing 55,000 new malware variants, each and every day; and many of them try to elevate privileges for unfettered control of the user device. North Carolina State University Researchers have developed a new software, called Practical Root Exploit Containment ( PREC ) , with the sole purpose of detecting mobile malware that attempts to run Root exploits in Android devices. Root exploits take control of system administration functions of the operating system that gives the hacker an unrestricted control of user’s Smartphone. That means, an application has not permission to read your messages or contacts or the GPS location, but after getting root access it will be able to steal any data from your d
Magento vulnerability allows an attacker to create administrative user

Magento vulnerability allows an attacker to create administrative user

February 13, 2014Anonymous
It seems you cannot go a day without hearing about someone or some group hacking a website or stealing credit card and other sensitive data from e-commerce sites. The Market of E-commerce is at its boom, and that provides even more opportunities to hackers. There are many readymade e-commerce platforms available on the Internet, that are easy to install and easy to manage at no extra cost and 'Magento' is one of the most popular out of them. Recently security researchers at Securatary  have reported a critical cross-store vulnerability in the Magento platform that lets attackers to escalation privilege by creating an administrative user on any ' Gostorego' online store. The authentication bypass vulnerability left 200,000 merchants data vulnerable to hackers before it was patched. To exploit the flaw, an attacker only needed to modify the HOST header to the URI of the target account in the GET request. They dubbed it as " Stealth mode ",
Exclusive: More than 200,000 Algerian TP-LINK Routers are vulnerable to Hackers

Exclusive: More than 200,000 Algerian TP-LINK Routers are vulnerable to Hackers

January 16, 2014Mohit Kumar
More than 15.2% of the Algerian population use Internet service which is provided by around 30 Internet Service Providers and one of the largest shares is served by Algerie Telecom .  Algerie Telecom provides  TP-LINK TD-W8951ND  Router to most of their home customers who Opt-In for Internet services and each of which has ZYXEL embedded firmware installed in it. ABDELLI Nassereddine, penetration tester and Algerian Computer Science Student has reported highly critical unauthorized access and password disclosure vulnerabilities in the Routers provided by Algerie Telecom. He told ' The Hacker News ' that the vulnerabilities can be exploited by any remote hacker just by exploiting a very simple loophole in the firmware. First, he found that an unauthorized access is available to ' Firmware/Romfile Upgrade'  Section on the Router's panel that can be accessed without any login password i.e. http://IP//rpFWUpload.html This page actually allows a user to upgrade
Hacking Wireless DSL routers via Administrative password Reset Vulnerability

Hacking Wireless DSL routers via Administrative password Reset Vulnerability

January 04, 2014Mohit Kumar
If you want to hack a Netgear and Linkys Wireless Routers , there is a quick backdoor entry available, that allow an attacker to reset the admin panel password to defaults. Eloi Vanderbeken , a hacker and reverse-engineer from France has discovered an administration password Reset vulnerability in many Netgear and Linkys Routers. In a blog post , Eloi said that During Christmas Holidays he forgot the admin interface password of his Linksys WAG200G router and in an effort to gain access back of its administration panel, he first scanned the Router and found a suspicious open TCP port i.e. 32764. To do further research on this port service, he downloaded a copy Linksys firmware and reverse-engineered it. He found was a secret backdoor interface that allowed him to send commands to the router from a command-line shell without being authenticated as the administrator. Then he blindly tested commands, but doing so flips the router's configuration back to factory settings with defau
Apple Mac OS X Vulnerability enables Root User to Hackers by resetting the clock

Apple Mac OS X Vulnerability enables Root User to Hackers by resetting the clock

August 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
Do you think, because you’re using an Apple Mac , your data is safe from hackers ? Well, it is not true, there are dozens of security weaknesses and today Researchers have made it easier to exploit Apple Mac OS X, that allows penetration testers and hackers to gain root access. The flaw remained unmatched by Apple for the last five months, dubbed CVE-2013-1775 , the flaw allowed attackers to bypass normal password authentication procedures by resetting the computer clock to January 1, 1970. The reason that specific date is required is because it represents the beginning of time to the operating system and some applications that run on it. When the SUDO command is used in combination with a clock reset, the computer can be tracked into providing root access without a password. Metasploit authors have come up with a brand new module that makes the bug even easier to exploit , renewing interest in the problem. The module gains a session with root permissions as long as the use
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