InfoSec Week 7, 2019
Ubiquiti network devices are being remotely exploited, via port 10001 discovery service. Results in loss of device management, also being used as a weak UDP DDoS amplification attack: 56 bytes in, 206 bytes out.
Researchers demonstrated that Intel SGX trusted enclave poses a security thread, when they implemented proof malware that bypasses antivirus protection by leveraging SGX properties. Find more information in the research paper named “Practical Enclave Malware with Intel SGX”.
Looks like the diffusion layer of Russian symmetric ciphers Kuznyechik and hash function Streebog, have mathematical properties required for the backdoor. There is no theoretical attack yet, and I am not convinced that it is on purpose, but the construction is suspicious.
Google engineers have designed a new encryption mode for ChaCha stream cipher called Adiantum. The new encryption mode should be used on cheap ARM processors that does not have hardware support for AES, and it is almost 5x faster than AES-256-XTS.
Current versions of Ubuntu Linux were found to be vulnerable to local privilege escalation due to a bug in the snapd API.
Phones running Android OS can be compromised remotely by viewing malicious PNG image.
A new vulnerability in the runc, container runtime used by Docker, Kubernetes and others. allows container escape just by running a malicious image.
NCC Group published an interesting blog about a downgrade attack on TLS 1.3 and multiple other vulnerabilities in major TLS Libraries which they found last year.
Researcher Scott Gayou published a step by step guide on how to jailbreak Subaru Crosstrek 2018 head unit leveraging USB port and update mechanism.
According to the Airbnb presentation, 38 percent of bugs at Airbnb could have been prevented by using types.
You can try to find bugs in the Swiss eVoting System, as they opened a bug bounty program. There is also a source code available for registered bug hunters.
Google open sourced ClusterFuzz, an infrastructure used for fuzzing Chrome and OSS-Fuzz, continuous fuzzing pipeline of open source software.