Drupal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Analysis

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Overview Drupal released a security advisory on 28 March 2018 to disclose a remote execution code (RCE) vulnerability in the Drupal core, sa-core-2018-002 (CVE-2018-7600). Soon, two more security advisories were also published within a month, including a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability and a critical code execution vulnerability — sa-core-2018-004 (CVE-2018-7602). […]

Iran’s 3,500 Switches Attacked – Cisco IOS/IOS XE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2018-0171 Exploitation

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News from The Iran Project, the Iranian cyber police confirmed Friday night that the country’s data center was attacked. The attack involved Iran 3500 switches, but the official in the country emphasized that the attack didn’t lead to sensitive data leakage. From description, the suspected attacker exploited the Cisco IOS / IOS […]

Jackson-databind RCE Vulnerability Handling Guide (CVE-2017-17485)

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At the beginning of 2018, jackson-databind was reported to contain another remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2017-17485) that affects versions 2.9.3 and earlier, 2.7.9.1 and earlier, and 2.8.10 and earlier. This vulnerability is caused by jackson-dababind’s incomplete blacklist. An application that uses jackson-databind will become vulnerable when the enableDefaultTyping method […]

Technical Analysis and Recommended Solution of GoAhead httpd/2.5 to 3.5 LD_PRELOAD Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-17562)

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A remote RCE vulnerability (CVE-2017-17562) was found in all GoAhead Web Server’s versions earlier than 3.6.5. The vulnerability is a result of initializing the environment of forked CGI scripts using untrusted HTTP request parameters, and will affect all users who have CGI support enabled with dynamically linked executables (CGI scripts). […]

Technical Analysis and Solution of WebLogic Server (WLS) Component Vulnerability

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Overview Recently, NSFOCUS has received a slew of reports from customers in the finance, telecom, and Internet sectors on similar security events. Through analysis, NSFOCUS believes that these events are all associated with the malware-infected WebLogic Server (WLS) host. Specifically, attackers exploit the WLS component vulnerability (CVE-2017-10271) to attack the […]

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 […]