Earlier this week, the maintainers of the GNU C Library (known as glibc, an open-source software library widely used in Linux systems) announced that they had released a fix for a vulnerability introduced in 2008 that allowed a buffer overflow to take place. This could be used by an attacker to run malicious code on a Linux system.Read More
When experts call on people to brace for disaster, it’s always based on signs that point to impending events. This quarter, we saw numerous signposts pointing to hazards to sensitive data that could lead to damages to individuals’ personal lives and organizations’ operations. The high-profile breaches, vulnerability exploits, and other attacks we saw this past…Read More
Our analysis of the Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability used in the latest Pawn Storm campaign reveals that the previous mitigation techniques introduced by Adobe were not enough to secure the platform. Used in Pawn Storm to target certain foreign affairs ministries, the vulnerability identified as CVE-2015-7645 represents a significant change in tactics from previous exploits. It is…Read More
Trend Micro researchers have discovered that the attackers behind Pawn Storm are using a new Adobe Flash zero-day exploit in their latest campaign. Pawn Storm is a long-running cyber-espionage campaign known for its high-profile targets and usage of the first Java zero-day we’ve seen in the last couple of years.
In this most recent campaign, Pawn Storm targeted several foreign affairs ministries from around the globe. The targets received spear phishing e-mails that contained links leading to the exploit. The emails and URLs were crafted to appear like they lead to information about current events.Read More
By Brooks Li, Stanley Liu and Allen Wu Feedback from the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ has allowed us to discover that the notorious Angler and Nuclear exploit kits have included the latest Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-5560) in their regular update. This means that systems with Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier are vulnerable; however users running the…Read More