Sophisticated Hacks Against Android, Windows Reveal Zero-Day Trove

Google researchers have detailed a major hacking campaign that was detected in early 2020, which mounted a series of sophisticated attacks, some using zero-day flaws, against Windows and Android platforms. Working together, researchers from Google Project Zero and the Google Read More …

CVE-2020-17051: Remote kernel heap overflow in NFSv3 Windows Server

Microsoft released a patch today for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-17051) in the Windows NFSv3 (Network File System) server. NFS is typically used in heterogenous environments of Windows and Unix/Linux for file sharing. The vulnerability can be reproduced to cause an Read More …

Windows kernel zero-day disclosed by Google’s Project Zero after bug exploited in the wild by hackers

Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team has disclosed a Windows kernel flaw that’s being actively exploited by miscreants to gain administrator access on compromised machines. The web giant’s bug report was privately disclosed to Microsoft on October 22, and publicly revealed Read More …

Threat Brief: Microsoft Vulnerability CVE-2020-16898

In October 2020, during Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, a security update (CVE-2020-16898) addressed a critical vulnerability discovered in IPv6 Router Advertisement Options (called “DNS RA options”). This vulnerability resides within the Windows TCP/IP stack that is responsible for handling RA packets. Read More …