Having The Security Rug Pulled Out From Under You

Having The Security Rug Pulled Out From Under You

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Apache .htaccess changes led to arbitrary file upload vulnerabilities in jQuery project I attended the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (m3aawg.org) meeting in Brooklyn, NY. I expected better weather to wander around the city while enjoying the conference and the neighborhood’s wide selection of food. I had been ... Read More
Apache Struts Vulnerability CVE-2018-11776

Apache Struts Vulnerability CVE-2018-11776

On Wednesday, August 22nd, the Apache team patched another vulnerability in the Apache Struts2 framework. Apache Struts is an open-source web application framework for developing Java web applications. The vulnerability exists when these conditions are met: The alwaysSelectFullNamespace flag setting ... Read More
Life Cycle of a Web App 0 Day

Life Cycle of a Web App 0 Day

Summary Over the past few months, I’ve been monitoring the proliferation of exploits for some of my disclosed WordPress Plugin and Joomla Extension vulnerabilities against Akamai customers. I started this observation process which leads to an expected conclusion – severe vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, RFI and LFI would receive the ... Read More
Wordpress DoS Attack:  CVE-2018-6389

WordPress DoS Attack: CVE-2018-6389

Overview On February 5, an Israeli security researcher, Barak Tawily, discovered a Denial of Service (DoS) attack impacting all 3.x-4.x versions of the Wordpress content management platform. The vulnerability is currently unpatched and relies on a performance boosting feature in ... Read More