October 26, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: Apache OpenOffice Vulnerabilities

Today, Talos is releasing details of three new vulnerabilities discovered within Apache OpenOffice application. The first vulnerability, TALOS-2017-0295 within OpenOffice Writer, the second TALOS-2017-0300 in the Draw application, and the third TALOS-2017-0301 discovered in the Writer application. All three vulnerabilities allow arbitrary code execution to be performed. Read More >>

September 13, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: LibOFX Tag Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability

This vulnerability was discovered by Cory Duplantis of Talos Update 9/20/2017: A patch is now available to fix this issue. Overview LibOFX is an open source implementation of OFX (Open Financial Exchange) an open format used by financial institutions to share financial data with clients. As an implementation of a complex standard, this library is […]

September 6, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: Content Security Policy bypass in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Apple Safari

The vulnerabilities were discovered by Nicolai Grødum of Cisco. Today, Talos is releasing details of vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft Edge browser as well as older versions of Google Chrome (CVE-2017-5033) and browsers based on the Webkit such as Apple Safari (CVE-2017-2419). An attacker may be able to exploit the vulnerabilities and bypass the Content Security […]

July 7, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: TALOS-2017-0311,0319,0321 – Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Poppler PDF l …

Vulnerability discovered by Marcin Noga, Lilith Wyatt and Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos. Overview Talos has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the Poppler PDF library. Exploiting these vulnerabilities can allow an attacker to gain full control over the victim’s machine. If an attacker builds a specially crafted PDF document and the victim opens it, the […]

June 14, 2017


Deep dive in Lexmark Perceptive Document Filters Exploitation

This post authored by Marcin Noga with contributions from Nick Biasini Introduction Talos discovers and releases software vulnerabilities on a regular basis. We don’t always publish a deep technical analysis of how the vulnerability was discovered or its potential impact. This blog will cover these technical aspects including discovery and exploitation. Before we deep dive into […]

May 25, 2017


Samba Vulnerability: Dancing Its Way to a Network Near You

Overview Today, a new vulnerability affecting the widely used Samba software was released. Samba is the SMB/CIFS protocol commonly used in *NIX operating systems. CVE-2017-7494 has the potential to impact many systems around the world. This vulnerability could allow a user to upload a shared library to a writeable share on a vulnerable Samba server […]

May 12, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: Hangul Word Processor Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Talos is disclosing the presence of a vulnerability in Hangul Word Processor. Published by Hancom inc. the Hangul Office Suite, of which Hangul Word Processor is part, is the leading word processing and office productivity suite in South Korea. This vulnerability allows attackers to craft a malicious document that when opened, allows the attacker to cause […]

April 18, 2017


Vulnerability Spotlight: Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Lexmark Perceptive Document Filters

Discovered by Marcin ‘Icewall’ Noga of Cisco Talos. Talos are today releasing a new vulnerability discovered within the Lexmark Perceptive Document Filters library. TALOS-2017-0302 allows for information disclosure using specifically crafted files. Overview The vulnerability is present in the Lexmark Document filter parsing engine which is used across a wide range of services such as […]

April 6, 2017


Hacking the Belkin E Series OmniView 2-Port KVM Switch

Author: Ian Payton, Security Advisory EMEAR Introduction Too frequently security professionals only consider software vulnerabilities when considering the risks of connecting devices to their networks and systems. When it comes to considering potential risks of connected devices and the Internet of Things, not only must security professionals consider potential vulnerabilities in the software and firmware […]