Analysis and Solution of Spring Data REST Server PATCH Request RCE Vulnerability

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  Overview Recently, Pivotal released a security advisory to reveal the Spring Data REST server is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-8046) when processing PATCH requests. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted PATCH request to the Spring Data REST server. The submitted JSON data contains […]

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 […]

Shamoon 2: Back On the Prowl

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Authors: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst & Cody Mercer, Senior Intelligence Threat Researcher Overview From reports in late January 2017, the Shamoon malware is back. Shamoon wipes the disks of computers infected with the malware. Apparently a new Shamoon variant prompted Saudi Arabia telecoms authority to issue a warning on […]