Blocking A CurveBall: PoCs Out for Critical Microsoft-NSA Bug CVE-2020-0601

Security researchers have released proof-of-concept (PoC) codes for exploiting CurveBall (CVE-2020-0601), the first bug that the National Security Agency (NSA) reported. Included in this year’s first cycle of Patch Tuesday updates, the vulnerability affects Windows operating systems’ CryptoAPI’s validation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Read More …

Microsoft Releases Advisory on Zero-Day Vulnerability CVE-2020-0674, Workaround Provided

On January 17, Microsoft published an advisory (ADV200001) warning users about CVE-2020-0674, a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability involving Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser. A patch has not yet been released as of the time of writing — however, Read More …

Unit 42 Discovers 13 New Vulnerabilities Across Microsoft and Adobe Products

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat researchers have been credited with discovering six new vulnerabilities addressed by the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) as part of its December Adobe Security Bulletin APSB19-55 security updates. Additionally, seven new “important” rated vulnerabilities Read More …

Multi-stage downloader Trojan sLoad abuses BITS almost exclusively for malicious activities

Many of today’s threats evolve to incorporate as many living-off-the-land techniques as possible into the attack chain. The PowerShell-based downloader Trojan known as sLoad, however, puts all its bets on BITS. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of the Windows Read More …

US Cyber Command issues alert about hackers exploiting Outlook vulnerability

US Cyber Command has issued an alert via Twitter today about threat actors abusing an Outlook vulnerability to plant malware on government networks. The vulnerability is CVE-2017-11774, a security bug that Microsoft patched in Outlook in the October 2017 Patch Tuesday. The Outlook Read More …