Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
SgS125
50%
50%
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
5/12/2014 | 4:07:11 PM
Re: Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
Thanks for the correction,  I am so tired of reading about the "Heartbleed Virus"  the "Heartbleed worm" and the many other inaccuarate descriptions that have flown by my desk.

It's too funny when you get these requests to verify your systems from trading partners that have the request sent out by the marketing department.

I started correcting them but the flood of crap just got bigger too quickly.

 

And thanks to KJH for correcting the Article as well.

 

 
Robert McDougal
50%
50%
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/12/2014 | 11:37:17 AM
Possible reason for increase in vulnerable machines.
In my experience many system administrators do not pay very close attention to security issues.  The commons sysadmin is more concerned with getting a working server up and online.  In the same way that programmers are generally more concerned with producing usable code over secure coding, sysadmins have a similar mindset when it comes to servers.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the information security office to constantly remind IT operations of the security vulnerabilities in a particular product.  Also, it is of the upmost importance that prior to allowing a server to be put in production or placed in the DMZ, it must be evaluated for vulnerabilities.

 

 
Bprince
50%
50%
Bprince,
User Rank: Ninja
5/11/2014 | 1:59:36 PM
Heartbleed
Some more bad news about Heartbleed  - A study from Netcraft (http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/09/keys-left-unchanged-in-many-heartbleed-replacement-certificates.html) found that of all the scanned sites impacted by Heartbleed, only 43 percent had reissued their SSL certificates. On top of that, 7 percent had done so with the same private key.

BP

 
JrmeM921
50%
50%
JrmeM921,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/10/2014 | 4:13:53 PM
A good VPN tetraupload
This is why i'm use a good VPN to protect my IP address :)
If you want take a look to this great speed VPN: http://tetraupload.com 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/9/2014 | 3:01:29 PM
Re: Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
You're correct, @Mrs. Y. It was used as a figure of speech, but is not the right word that should have been used. We will fix that wording. Thank you for pointing this out.
Tyson S
50%
50%
Tyson S,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/9/2014 | 2:50:21 PM
Our company's Heartbleed audit
After patching our Apache web servers, our IT group conducted an audit to see if bad guys had used the Heartbleed exploit against us previously. How did they do that? Well, our company makes a network appliance that parses all SSL transactions going over the wire in our environment, among other things. We could look back to see if there were any heartbeat messages (the attack vector in this case) to our devices since March 2012 when the vulnerability was first introduced. Our dog food tastes great! You can read the details here: http://www.extrahop.com/post/blog/how-extrahops-it-team-performed-a-heartbleed-audit-going-back-years/
Mrs. Y
50%
50%
Mrs. Y,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/9/2014 | 1:48:06 PM
Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
Heartbleed is a vulnerability arising from the hearbeat functionality of OpenSSL. I'm not sure where you got the idea that this is malware or an "infection." Hearbleed is an exploit technique against vulnerable version of OpenSSL. You're giving out incorrect information and you should correct this in your article.


News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-3493
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
The overlayfs implementation in the linux kernel did not properly validate with respect to user namespaces the setting of file capabilities on files in an underlying file system. Due to the combination of unprivileged user namespaces along with a patch carried in the Ubuntu kernel to allow unprivile...
CVE-2021-3492
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
Shiftfs, an out-of-tree stacking file system included in Ubuntu Linux kernels, did not properly handle faults occurring during copy_from_user() correctly. These could lead to either a double-free situation or memory not being freed at all. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (ker...
CVE-2020-2509
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
A command injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QTS and QuTS hero. If exploited, this vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands in a compromised application. We have already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions: QTS 4.5.2.1566 Build 20210202 and later Q...
CVE-2020-36195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
An SQL injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QNAP NAS running Multimedia Console or the Media Streaming add-on. If exploited, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to obtain application information. QNAP has already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions of Multimedia C...
CVE-2021-29445
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
jose-node-esm-runtime is an npm package which provides a number of cryptographic functions. In versions prior to 3.11.4 the AES_CBC_HMAC_SHA2 Algorithm (A128CBC-HS256, A192CBC-HS384, A256CBC-HS512) decryption would always execute both HMAC tag verification and CBC decryption, if either failed `JWEDe...