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CyberNews: Top Vulnerabilities this week

Following Vulnerabilities: 

CVE-2020-16898 — There’s an RCE in the Windows TCP/IP stack related to the handling of ICMPv6 Router Advertisements More 

CVE-2020-16898 Highlights

  • Do not disable IPv6 entirely unless you want to break Windows in interesting ways.
  • This can only be exploited from the local subnet.
  • But it may lead to remote code execution / BSOD
  • PoC exploit is easy, but actual RCE is hard.
  • Patch

Almost 800,000 internet-accessible SonicWall VPN appliances will need to be updated and patched for a major new vulnerability that was disclosed on Wednesday. 800,000 SonicWall VPNs are vulnerable to an RCE.

Discord Desktop app RCE

A few months ago, I discovered a remote code execution issue in the Discord desktop application and I reported it via their Bug Bounty Program.

The RCE I found was an interesting one because it is achieved by combining multiple bugs. In this article, I’d like to share the details.. More

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in #Magento CMS, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. More

Top 10 Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities by Hackers

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the broader U.S. Government are providing this technical guidance to advise IT security professionals at public and private sector organizations to place an increased priority on patching the most commonly known vulnerabilities exploited by sophisticated foreign cyber actors.

This alert provides details on vulnerabilities routinely exploited by foreign cyber actors—primarily Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)1—to help organizations reduce the risk of these foreign threats.

Vulnerabilities Exploited in 2020

In addition to the top 10 vulnerabilities from 2016 to 2019 listed above, the U.S. Government has reported that the following vulnerabilities are being routinely exploited by sophisticated foreign cyber actors in 2020:

  • Malicious cyber actors are increasingly targeting unpatched Virtual Private Network vulnerabilities.
  • March 2020 brought an abrupt shift to work-from-home that necessitated, for many organizations,rapid deployment of cloud collaboration services, such as Microsoft Office 365 (O365).
  • Cybersecurity weaknesses—such as poor employee education on social engineering attacks and a lack of system recovery and contingency plans—have continued to make organizations susceptible to ransomware attacks in 2020.

Top 10 Most Exploited Vulnerabilities 2016–2019

U.S. Government reporting has identified the top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities by state, nonstate, and unattributed cyber actors from 2016 to 2019 as follows:

  • CVE-2017-11882
  • CVE-2017-0199
  • CVE-2017- 5638
  • CVE-2012-0158
  • CVE-2019-0604
  • CVE-2017-0143
  • CVE-2018-4878
  • CVE-2017-8759
  • CVE-2015- 1641
  • CVE-2018-7600