2017 DDoS and Web Application Attack Landscape

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1 Introduction New Internet-based technologies and models, such as cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile computing, are profoundly influencing transformations in the cyberspace. In this context, cyber threats keep evolving and upgrading. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and web application attacks are the main security threats facing […]

Technical Analysis Report on Rowdy, A New Type of IoT Malware Exploiting STBs

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In August 2017, NSFOCUS’s DDoS situation awareness platform detected anoma-lous bandwidth usage over a customer’s network, which, upon analysis, was confirmed to be a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack was characterized by different types of traffic, including TCP flood, HTTP flood, and DNS flood. Tracing source IP addresses, we […]

Struts 2 S2-052 REST Plug-in Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Analysis

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Overview On September 5, 2017, Apache Struts released the latest security bulletin announcing that the REST plug-in in Apache Struts 2.5.x and some 2.x versions is prone to a high-risk remote code execution vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE-2017-9805 (S2-052). When using an XStream handler with an instance of XStream […]