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

Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow an unprivileged user to gain superuser access to the targeted system. The vulnerability, discovered by cloud-based security and Read More …

Side-Channel Attack Allows Remote Listener to ‘Hear’ On-Screen Images

A stealthy side-channel tactic for digital surveillance has been uncovered, which allows an attacker to “hear” on-screen images. According to a team of academic researchers from Columbia University, the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv University, inaudible Read More …

Researchers Disclose New Foreshadow (L1TF) Vulnerabilities Affecting Intel CPUs

Academics and private sector researchers have revealed details today about three new vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs. All three are Spectre-class attacks that take advantage of a CPU design feature named speculative execution —a feature found in all modern CPUs that has the Read More …