Eavesdropping Bugs in MediaTek Chips Affect 37% of All Smartphones and IoT Globally – Tempemail

Multiple security weaknesses have been disclosed in MediaTek system-on-chips (SoCs) that could have enabled a threat actor to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the firmware of the audio processor, effectively allowing the attackers to carry out a “massive eavesdrop campaign” without the users’ knowledge. The discovery of the Continue Reading

Researchers Detail Privilege Escalation Bugs Reported in Oracle VirtualBox – Tempemail

A now-patched vulnerability affecting Oracle VM VirtualBox could be potentially exploited by an adversary to compromise the hypervisor and cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. “Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromise Oracle VM VirtualBox,” the advisory reads. “Successful Continue Reading

Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Excel, Exchange Server 0-Day Bugs – Tempemail

Microsoft has released security updates as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday release cycle to address 55 vulnerabilities across Windows, Azure, Visual Studio, Windows Hyper-V, and Office, including fixes for two actively exploited zero-day flaws in Excel and Exchange Server that could be abused to take control of an affected Continue Reading

Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Excel, Exchange Server 0-Day Bugs – Tempemail

Microsoft has released security updates as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday release cycle to address 55 vulnerabilities across Windows, Azure, Visual Studio, Windows Hyper-V, and Office, including fixes for two actively exploited zero-day flaws in Excel and Exchange Server that could be abused to take control of an affected Continue Reading

Google Releases Urgent Chrome Update to Patch 2 Actively Exploited 0-Day Bugs – Tempemail

Google on Thursday rolled out an emergency update for its Chrome web browser, including fixes for two zero-day vulnerabilities that it says are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003, the weaknesses relate to insufficient validation of untrusted input in a feature called Intents as well Continue Reading

Facebook Releases New Tool That Finds Security and Privacy Bugs in Android Apps – Tempemail

Facebook on Wednesday announced it’s open-sourcing Mariana Trench, an Android-focused static analysis platform the company uses to detect and prevent security and privacy bugs in applications created for the mobile operating system at scale. “[Mariana Trench] is designed to be able to scan large mobile codebases and flag potential issues Continue Reading

New Nagios Software Bugs Could Let Hackers Take Over IT Infrastructures – Tempemail

As many as 11 security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in Nagios network management systems, some of which could be chained to achieve pre-authenticated remote code execution with the highest privileges, as well as lead to credential theft and phishing attacks. Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty, which discovered the flaws, said flaws Continue Reading

Bugs in Managed DNS Services Cloud Let Attackers Spy On DNS Traffic – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities impacting major DNS-as-a-Service (DNSaaS) providers that could allow attackers to exfiltrate sensitive information from corporate networks. “We found a simple loophole that allowed us to intercept a portion of worldwide dynamic DNS traffic going through managed DNS providers like Amazon and Continue Reading

VMware Issues Patches to Fix Critical Bugs Affecting Multiple Products – Tempemail

VMware has released security updates for multiple products to address a critical vulnerability that could be exploited to gain access to confidential information. Tracked as CVE-2021-22002 (CVSS score: 8.6) and CVE-2021-22003 (CVSS score: 3.7), the flaws affect VMware Workspace One Access (Access), VMware Identity Manager (vIDM), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Continue Reading

Cisco Issues Critical Security Patches to Fix Small Business VPN Router Bugs – Tempemail

Networking equipment major Cisco has rolled out patches to address critical vulnerabilities impacting its Small Business VPN routers that could be abused by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and even cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. The issues, tracked as CVE-2021-1609 (CVSS score: 9.8) and CVE-2021-1610 (CVSS score: 7.2), Continue Reading