22 Feb 2021

Python programming language hurries out update to tackle remote code vulnerability

Python 3.9.1 and 3.8.8 have been rushed out by the Python Software Foundation after two security flaws. One of the two flaws is remotely exploitable, but only threatens to knock a machine offline. This remote code execution vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2021-3177. The release of the new system upgrades

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12 Aug 2020

Critical Adobe Acrobat and Reader Bugs Allow RCE

On Tuesday, Adobe patched several critical and important flaws related to CVEs in Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The fixes were part of the company’s regularly scheduled security updates. 11 holes in Acrobat and Reader ranked as critical have been patched. The now-fixed flaws could allow attackers to remotely execute code

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03 Jun 2020

Two Critical Android Bugs Open Door to RCE

In June updates, Google and Qualcomm addressed significant vulnerabilities affected Andriod users that could lead to remote code execution (RCE) on applicable devices. The bugs, CVE-2020-0117, and CVE-2020-8597 affect Andriod versions 8 to 10 and can allow for RCE in the context of a privileged process. An attacker could potentially

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23 Apr 2020

Connected Home Hubs Open Houses to Full Remote Takeover

According to researchers at ESET, three different connected home hub systems, Fibaro Home Center Lite, Homematic Central Control Unit, and Elko’s eLAN-RF-003 contain serious bugs that could allow for unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) as well as information disclosure and man-in-the-middle attacks. The home hubs are used to connect to

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22 Apr 2020

RCE Exploit Released for IBM Data Risk Manager, No Patch Available

IBM has not yet patched four serious security vulnerabilities that lie in the IBM Data Risk Manager (IDRM). The vulnerabilities can lead to unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE), according to an analysis from Agile Information Security. A proof-of-concept exploit is also available for version 2.0.3. IDRM serves as a software

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09 Apr 2020

Over 350,000 Exchange Servers Exposed to Serious RCE Bug

According to Rapid7, over 350,000 Exchange servers across the globe remain exposed to a critical vulnerability patched by Microsoft in February. The vulnerability is actively exploited in the wild, according to researchers, and over 82% of the 433,464 Exchange servers detected are still vulnerable as of March 24. The vulnerability,

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05 Nov 2019

Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw Found in Open Source rConfig Utility

A security researcher has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities, one of which is deemed critical, in the open-source network configuration tool rConfig that thousands of network engineers are using to snapshots of more than 7 million network devices. The critical flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-16662, makes it possible for a

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09 Oct 2019

Google October Android Security Update Fixes Critical RCE Flaws

Google has released patches for 28 security vulnerabilities, 11 of which where critical flaws, affecting the Android operating system. Three of the critical bugs are remote code execution (RCE) flaws that could be exploited by attackers to run arbitrary code on vulnerable devices. The RCE vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2019-2184, CVE-2019-2185

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23 Jul 2019

Critical RCE Flaw in Palo Alto Gateways Hits Uber

Tenable researchers have uncovered a remote code-execution (RCE) flaw affecting the VPN software offered by Palo Alto Networks. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-1579, was inadvertently fixed in the latest versions of the software, even though the company was unaware of it at the time. However, older versions of the VPN

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