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Posted on Jun 17, 2022 3 minute

CVE-2022-26134: A New RCE Atlassian Bug Exploited by Ransomware Gangs

Atlassian zero-day vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild is tagged as CVE-2022-26134. This is a critical unauthenticated, remote code execution vulnerability that affects all Atlassian Confluence and Data Center 2016 servers after version 1.3.0.

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Prakash Ram

Posted on Jun 3, 2022 | Updated on June 17, 2022 3 minutes

Follina: The No Patch Microsoft Office 0-Day Bug [CVE-2022-30190] Springs in Wild

An unpatched vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-30190 (aka Follina) in the remote Word template feature enables adversaries to execute malicious code on targeted systems of Microsoft Office. TA413, a Chinese state-sponsored threat actor, is now found to be exploiting the Follina Zero-day vulnerability to use it against the International Tibetan community. 

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Jun 3, 2022 3 minutes

The History Repeating Windows SpoolFool (CVE-2022-21999) Vulnerability, Patch Now

On February 08, 2022, Microsoft published updates for CVE-2022-21999 as part of its Patch Tuesday program. This vulnerability affects the Windows Print Spooler service and is a workaround for CVE-2022-1030 fixes.

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Abhinand Santhosh Kumar, Saravanan Ganesan

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 5 minutes

CSW’s AI-based insights into APT groups and their arsenal

CSW's AI-based vulnerability and threat intelligence delves deep into the vulnerabilities exploited by APT groups

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Priya Ravindran

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 | Updated on Apr 26, 2022 3 minutes

Spring4Shell (CVE-2022-22965): Are you vulnerable to this Zero Day?

A zero-day RCE vulnerability in Java Spring Core library is predicted to be the next Log4j. Are you prepared for the impending Spring4Shell threat?

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Priya Ravindran

Posted on Mar 17, 2022

After a year, DHS CISA Adds CVE-2021-21315 to KEVs Catalog!

A researcher from Cyber Security Works (CSW) took a deep dive into this NodeJs CVE 2021-21315 vulnerability and developed a Proof-of-Concept exploit code.

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Ayushman

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 5 minutes

Cyberwar Bulletin 2: Are you ready for this cyberwar?

This bulletin covers CSW's research on the cyberwar, in particular the ransomware and malware threats that are spawning out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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Sumeetha Manikandan, Priya Ravindran

Posted on Mar 4, 2022 | Updated on Mar 10, 2022 5 minutes

Cyberwar Bulletin 1: Russia & Ukraine

CSW's analysis of the threat groups and tools playing a role as threats in this cyber war between Russia and Ukraine

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Sumeetha Manikandan, Priya Ravindran

Posted on Jan 28, 2022 2 minutes

Patch Now: Vmware Fixed CVE-2021-22045 Heap-Overflow Vulnerability

VMware has published security fixes for its Workstation, Fusion, and ESXi products to address a heap-overflow vulnerability identified as CVE-2021-22045.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 3 minutes

Apache Fixes Two Critical HTTP Server Flaws

The Apache Software Foundation has published a new version 2.4.52 of the Apache HTTP Server to fix two vulnerabilities in one of the world's most popular web servers - one of which is rated as high, and the other as critical.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Jan 7, 2022 2 minutes

CSW Discovers a Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in WordPress Customize Login Image

Cyber Security Works has discovered a new zero-day (Stored Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerability, CVE-2021-33851 in WordPress Customize Login Image.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Dec 27, 2021 3 minutes

Patch Now: Two Microsoft Active Directory Bugs Chained to Takeover Windows Domain

Two Active Directory bugs with vulnerability-chaining capabilities can allow attackers to impersonate regular domain users in order to gain privileges and get Windows domain access in unpatched Microsoft Windows Active Directory. Read on to find out more about these vulnerabilities and how to detect them.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Dec 24, 2021 3 minutes

Zoho: CISA and FBI Issues Alert for New Zero-Day Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44077), Patch Now!

An APT group is using CVE-2021-44077 and CVE-2021-44515 in Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and Desktop Central Servers to compromise businesses in a range of industries, including military and technology.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Dec 17, 2021 3 minutes

Palo Alto Networks’ Firewalls Are Vulnerable to CVE-2021-3064. Upgrade Now!

A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect VPN that unauthenticated attackers can exploit to execute arbitrary commands on affected devices with root privileges.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 3 minutes

CSW Discovers its 50th Zero Day Vulnerability in WordPress Microsoft Clarity Plugin

Cyber Security Works has discovered a new zero-day (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerability, CVE-2021-33850 in WordPress Microsoft Clarity.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Nov 12, 2021 3 minutes

Patch Urgently - Microsoft OMIGOD Vulnerabilities Are Under Active Exploitation!

Thousands of Azure users and millions of endpoints are impacted by ‘OMIGOD’ zero-days,” was the initial outburst when the open-source vulnerabilities were disclosed. Many Azure customers are unwittingly putting themselves in danger.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Oct 26, 2021 3 minutes

Security Management: CVE-2021-36260, Patch this Hikvision Vulnerability.

The video surveillance giant Hikvision disclosed a zero-click vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-36260, which has existed from at least 2016, according to researchers. The vulnerability that exists in Hikvision camera models is highly susceptible to remote hijacking without requiring a username or password. 

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 3 minutes

CVE-2021-41773 & CVE-2021-42013: Apache Web Servers are Vulnerable, Patch Now!

On October 4, 2021, Apache announced fixes for a couple of vulnerabilities, including a zero-day flaw that affects Apache HTTP Server version 2.4.49—a widely used open-source, cross-platform web server for Unix and Windows.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Oct 5, 2021 3 minutes

CISA & FBI : Zoho Flaws Being Actively Exploited, Patch Now

The FBI, CISA, and the Cyber Guard (CGCYBERs) warned of a serious vulnerability (CVE-2021-40539) in a single Zoho Signup and Password Management Solution that State Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are actively scanning the internet for vulnerable servers.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Sep 29, 2021 3 minutes

A 15-year old Vulnerability Exposes Linux to Privilege Escalation Attacks

A critical security flaw in the Linux kernel went unpatched for 15 years till attackers used it to gain local privilege escalation, escape the Kubernetes pod and obtain root privileges on Linux systems. Read our analysis where we look into the vulnerability’s characteristics and the impact it can have.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 | Updated on Mar 23, 2022 4 minutes

Critical OpenSSL Vulnerabilities affecting Linux and NAS devices

Two OpenSSL vulnerabilities, one remote code execution, and a denial-of-service were discovered by network-attached storage device manufacturers, Synology and QNAP. The fear of a ransomware attack leveraging the vulnerabilities still remains high. Here is our analysis of the vulnerabilities.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Sep 27, 2021 4 minutes

Critical VMware Vulnerability: Patch CVE-2021-22005 Now!

On September 21, 2021, VMware published an advisory warning of nineteen vulnerabilities in their vCenter Server. Of the nineteen vulnerabilities, one CVE stands out as being extremely critical and potential to be exploited by ransomware—CVE-2021-22005.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Sep 11, 2021 5 minutes

CVE-2021-26084: Patch the Confluence Servers Now!

The United States Cyber Command and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) rang the warning bells for companies to patch a critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-26084) in the Atlassian Confluence Server and Data Center. Here is our analysis about this vulnerability.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Aug 11, 2021 3 minutes

Critical SolarWinds Serv-U FTP Flaw Exploited by New Chinese Threat Group

The US defense industrial base sector and many organizations from critical industries, such as software and healthcare, were recently affected by an unpatched critical remote code execution flaw in the Solarwinds Serv-U FTP server software that was exploited by a new Chinese threat group. What was the impact of the attack? Read our analysis to find out.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Aug 3, 2021 3 minutes

Indexsinas SMB Worm Exploits EternalBlue Vulnerabilities

Despite being patched four years ago, the self-propagating malware, Indexsinas SMB worm, exposes that Windows servers are still vulnerable to the infamous NSA EternalBlue exploits and can be used for crypto-mining. Here is our analysis of these vulnerabilities and their present exposure.

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Surojoy Gupta

Posted on Jul 19, 2021 | Updated on Feb 8, 2022 3 minutes

Solarwind Attackers at It Again in Back-to-Back Campaigns

Nobelium, the APT group behind the infamous SolarWinds attack, has resurfaced in two recent campaigns against US-based IT companies and government organizations. Check out CSW’s analysis about 18 vulnerabilities used by the group to exploit and infiltrate their targets.

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Priya Ravindran

Posted on Jul 14, 2021 3 minutes

New Threat Group Agrius Exploits Old Fortinet VPN Vulnerabilities

New APT Group Agrius is exploiting Fortinet’s vulnerabilities to attack their targets. Shodan results show 56000 target assets around the world that could be vulnerable to an attack. Check out our analysis for more information.

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Surojoy, Priya

Posted on Jul 8, 2021 4 minutes

Back-to-back Air India Attacks indicating more than just a data breach?

The Airline industry is on the brink of a supply-chain attack from threat groups like APT41. According to our research findings, there are 20 vulnerabilities associated with the APT41 threat group.

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Surojoy, Priya

Posted on Jul 2, 2021 3 minutes

How to detect CVE-2021-34527?

CSW Pentester’s have released a script to detect the Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. Running the script can help organizations detect connected devices that could be vulnerable to exploits.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on May 31, 2021 3 minutes

CVE-2021-21985: Patch this Trending VMware Vulnerability

On the 25th of May 2021, VMware published an advisory warning of two vulnerabilities - CVE-2021-21985 and CVE-2021-21986 - in their vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation products.

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Priya Ravindran

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 3 minutes

Google Trends: Most searched top 10 vulnerabilities in 2020

CSW experts compiled the list of vulnerabilities that were highly searched in Google and came up with top 10 CVEs.

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Sumeetha

Posted on Dec 2, 2020 5 minutes

Fortinet’s 50,000 VPN Leak Highlights Lack of Cyber Hygiene

A threat hacker group named “Pumpedkicks” has leaked credentials for 50,000 Fortinet VPN devices that impact 140 countries around the world. Check out CSW’s analysis and recommendations for this vulnerability.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Nov 6, 2020 | Updated on June 9, 2022 7 minutes

Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Sponsored Hackers

The National Security Agency listed 25 vulnerabilities that are being targeted by Chinese state sponsored cyber attackers popularly known as APT41. Know more about these vulnerabilities and patch them before you fall prey to a breach.

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Pavithra Shankar

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 3 minutes

WastedLocker Ransomware Attack: Indicators of compromise (IOCs)

Evil Corp used compromised legitimate websites to deliver ransomware in Garmin’s environment. The attack caused a 5-day outage for their product users. CSW Analysts have put together a list of domains, hashes, IOCs that have been compromised. Download the list to update your IPS/IDS and avoid being attacked.

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Sumeetha

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 5 minutes

Atlassian’s new features and the Shift Left Revolution

All scanners list out security vulnerabilities but does the developer know what to fix first and how to go about it?

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Sumeetha