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How To Patch Linux Kernel Zero Day DirtyCow Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has existed since 2005, being called DirtyCow. This bug affects a large number of popular Linux distros as well as Android devices. By exploiting the DirtyCow vulnerability, any user can become root (admin) in less than 5 seconds. The vulnerability has [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Linux, Security, System Administration, Zero-Day|

CVE-2016-8332 – OpenJPEG Zero-Day Bug Allows Remote Code Execution

Cisco Talos researchers have uncovered a severe zero-day flaw in the OpenJPEG JPEG 2000 codec which could lead to remote code execution on compromised systems. This flaw has been given the code name CVE-2016-8332, with a CVSS score of 7.5 and it is being regarded as an out-of-bounds vulnerability. This means, this vulnerability can heap [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Security, Zero-Day|

MySQL Zero-Day Allows An Attacker To Take Full Control Of Database

Two zero-day vulnerabilities, CVE-2016-6662 and CVE-2016-6663 that affect all currently supported MySQL versions has been discovered by Polish security researcher, Dawid Golunski. These vulnerabilities allow an attacker to take complete control over the database. While MariaDB and PerconaDB have fixed the vulnerabilities and Oracle has not, the researcher today has gone ahead and published the [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Zero-Day|
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