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September 30, 2016

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Vulnerability Spotlight: OpenJPEG JPEG2000 mcc record Code Execution Vulnerability

Vulnerability discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos Overview Talos has identified an exploitable out-of-bounds vulnerability in the JPEG 2000 image file format parser implemented in OpenJPEG library (TALOS-2016-0193/CVE-2016-8332). The JPEG 2000 file format is commonly used for embedding images inside PDF documents. This particular vulnerability could allow an out-of-bound heap write to occur, resulting […]

August 10, 2016

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Vulnerability Spotlight: BlueStacks App Player Privilege Escalation

Discovered by Marcin ‘Icewall’ Noga of Cisco Talos Talos is releasing an advisory for a vulnerability in BlueStacks App Player. (TALOS-2016-0124/CVE-2016-4288). The BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on Windows PCs and Macintosh computers. It’s commonly used to run popular Android games on these platforms. Details A weak registry key […]

July 20, 2016

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Oracle’s Outside In Technology, Turned Inside-Out

Vulnerabilities discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic. Blog post authored by Jaeson Schultz and Aleksandar Nikolic. One of the most fundamental tasks performed by many software programs involves the reading, writing, and general processing of files. In today’s highly networked environments, files and the programs that process them can be found just about everywhere: FTP transfers, HTTP […]

June 28, 2016

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Vulnerability Spotlight: LibreOffice RTF Vulnerability

Vulnerability discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos. Talos is disclosing the presence of CVE-2016-4324 / TALOS-CAN-0126, a Use After Free vulnerability within the RTF parser of LibreOffice. The vulnerability lies in the parsing of documents containing both stylesheet and superscript tokens. A specially crafted RTF document containing both a stylesheet and superscript element causes […]

March 22, 2016

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Apple OS X Graphics Kernel Driver Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Piotr Bania of Cisco Talos is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.   Cisco Talos, in conjunction with Apple’s security advisory issued on Mar 22, is disclosing the discovery of a local vulnerability in the communication functionality of the Apple Intel HD3000 Graphics kernel driver. This vulnerability was initially discovered by the Talos Vulnerability […]

October 2, 2015

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Vulnerability Spotlight: MiniUPnP Internet Gateway Device Protocol XML Parser Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos. Post authored by Earl Carter and William Largent Talos is disclosing the discovery of an exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the the MiniUPnP library TALOS-2015-0035 (CVE-2015-6031). The buffer overflow is present in client-side XML parser functionality in miniupnpc. A specially crafted XML response can lead to a […]

September 8, 2015

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Microsoft Windows CDD Font Parsing Kernel Memory Corruption

Discovered by Andrea Allievi and Piotr Bania of Cisco Talos.   Talos, in conjunction with Microsoft’s security advisory issued on September 8th, is disclosing the discovery of a memory corruption vulnerability within the Microsoft Windows CDD Font Parsing Kernel Driver. This vulnerability was initially discovered by the Talos and reported in accordance with responsible disclosure policies to Microsoft. Please […]

June 30, 2015

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Apple Quicktime Corrupt stbl Atom Remote Code Execution

This post was authored by Rich Johnson, William Largent, and Ryan Pentney. Earl Carter contributed to this post. Cisco Talos, in conjunction with Apple’s security advisory issued on June 30th,  is disclosing the discovery of a remote code execution vulnerability within Apple Quicktime. This vulnerability was initially discovered by the Talos Vulnerability Research & Development […]