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Hacker Discloses Second Zero-Day to Bypass Patch for Windows EoP Flaw

Hacker Discloses Second Zero-Day to Bypass Patch for Windows EoP Flaw
June 07, 2019Wang Wei
An anonymous security researcher going by the name of SandboxEscaper today publicly shared a second zero-day exploit that can be used to byp...

PoC Exploit For Unpatched Windows 10 Zero-Day Flaw Published Online

PoC Exploit For Unpatched Windows 10 Zero-Day Flaw Published Online
May 22, 2019Mohit Kumar
An anonymous hacker with an online alias "SandboxEscaper" today released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for a new zero-day...

New Apache Web Server Bug Threatens Security of Shared Web Hosts

New Apache Web Server Bug Threatens Security of Shared Web Hosts
April 02, 2019Wang Wei
Mark J Cox, one of the founding members of the Apache Software Foundation and the OpenSSL project, today posted a tweet warning users ab...

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems
February 13, 2019Mohit Kumar
Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions suffer from a severe privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a local attacker or a m...

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs
February 08, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Apple has finally released iOS 12.1.4 software update to patch the terrible Group FaceTime privacy bug that could have allowed an Apple ...

New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions

New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions
January 10, 2019Wang Wei
Security researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities in Systemd, a popular init system and service manager for most Linux operating...

Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command

Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command
December 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Hold tight, this may blow your mind… A low-privileged user account on most Linux operating systems with UID value anything greater than...

New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions

New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions
October 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
An Indian security researcher has discovered a highly critical flaw in X.Org Server package that impacts OpenBSD and most Linux distributi...

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit
September 28, 2018Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vul...

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions
September 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux ker...

Flaw in 4GEE WiFi Modem Could Leave Your Computer Vulnerable

Flaw in 4GEE WiFi Modem Could Leave Your Computer Vulnerable
September 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A high-severity vulnerability has been discovered in 4G-based wireless 4GEE Mini modem sold by mobile operator EE that could allow an att...

Hacker Discloses Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability (With PoC)

Hacker Discloses Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability (With PoC)
August 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has publicly disclosed the details of a previously unknown zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft's Windows op...

Adobe releases important security patches for its 4 popular software

Adobe releases important security patches for its 4 popular software
August 14, 2018Mohit Kumar
Adobe has released August 2018 security patch updates for a total of 11 vulnerabilities in its products, two of which are rated as critica...

15-Year-Old Apple macOS 0-Day Kernel Flaw Disclosed, Allows Root Access

15-Year-Old Apple macOS 0-Day Kernel Flaw Disclosed, Allows Root Access
January 02, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher on New Year's eve made public the details of an unpatched security vulnerability in Apple's macOS operating...

Yet Another Linux Kernel Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered

Yet Another Linux Kernel Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered
October 16, 2017Wang Wei
Security researchers have discovered a new privilege-escalation vulnerability in Linux kernel that could allow a local attacker to execut...

2-Year-Old Linux Kernel Issue Resurfaces As High-Risk Flaw

2-Year-Old Linux Kernel Issue Resurfaces As High-Risk Flaw
September 28, 2017Unknown
A bug in Linux kernel that was discovered two years ago, but was not considered a security threat at that time, has now been recognised a...

Critical Flaws Found in Windows NTLM Security Protocol – Patch Now

Critical Flaws Found in Windows NTLM Security Protocol – Patch Now
July 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
As part of this month's Patch Tuesday , Microsoft has released security patches for a serious privilege escalation vulnerability whic...

A Decade Old Unix/Linux/BSD Root Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered

A Decade Old Unix/Linux/BSD Root Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered
June 20, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Update: Find working Exploits and Proof-of-Concepts at the bottom of this article. Security researchers have discovered more than a d...

11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered
February 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that dates back to 2005 and affects major distro of the L...

Microsoft Releases 4 Security Updates — Smallest Patch Tuesday Ever!

Microsoft Releases 4 Security Updates — Smallest Patch Tuesday Ever!
January 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Microsoft has issued its first Patch Tuesday for 2017 , and it's one of the smallest ever monthly patch releases for the ...
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