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Analysis of the SBIDIOT IoT Malware

May 21, 2021 | Jie Ji

Produced by: Yuchen PAN Introduction Recently, an IoT malware sample dubbed SBIDIOT is found to engage in malicious activities, mainly distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. So far, very few incidents of this malware have been discovered by VirusTotal and cybersecurity communities. Though some IoT botnets focus on cryptocurrency mining or fraud activities, SBIDIOT-related botnets […]

Oracle April 2021 Critical Patch Update for All Product Families

May 17, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description On April 21, 2021, NSFOCUS detected that Oracle released the April 2021 Critical Patch Update (CPU), which fixed 400 vulnerabilities of varying risk levels. This CPU involves multiple commonly used products, such as Oracle Database Server, Oracle Java SE, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle MySQL, and Oracle Communications. Oracle strongly recommends users fix these […]

A Look into the Colonial Pipeline Hack by DarkSide on CII and Countermeasures

May 13, 2021 | Jie Ji

Background On May 7, 2021, local time, Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline operator in the USA, was forced to shut down its critical fuel network serving states on the US East Coast after being hit by a ransomware attack. This ransomware attack had fuel supply halted across three regions, affecting 17 states. On May […]

WebLogic Multiple Severe Vulnerabilities Threat Alert

May 6, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description On April 21, 2021, NSFOCUS detected that Oracle released the April 2021 Critical Patch Update (CPU), which fixed 400 vulnerabilities of varying risk levels. Seven of these vulnerabilities are severe and easy to exploit and affect WebLogic. Users are advised to take measures without delay to protect against the preceding vulnerabilities. CVE-2021-2135: This […]

Principles and Characteristics of TCP Reflection Attacks

April 28, 2021 | Jie Ji

Produced by: Siqi GUO, Qiwen LUO Increasingly Serious Reflection Attacks Reflection attacks, as nothing new, have become one of the most troublesome and common DDoS attacks and are dominant in bandwidth consumption DDoS attacks. According to NSFOCUS’s latest 2020 DDoS Attack Landscape, reflection attacks made up 34% of all DDoS attacks in 2020. Compared with […]

Microsoft April Security Updates for Multiple High-Risk Product Vulnerabilities

April 25, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description On April 14, 2020, Microsoft released April 2020 Security Updates that fix 114 vulnerabilities, including high-risk remote code execution and privilege escalation, in various products like Microsoft Windows, Office, Edge (Chromium-based), Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Exchange Server, Visual Studio, and Azure. In these security updates, Microsoft fixes 19 critical vulnerabilities and 88 important […]

2020 DDoS Attack Landscape Report – 1

April 20, 2021 | Jie Ji

Executive Summary In 2020, the total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks declined a little compared with 2019, probably attributable to effective governance and enhanced protection capabilities of Anti-DDoS products. Despite this, DDoS attacks intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for healthcare, government, and education sectors. January to April 2020 was a period when China […]

OpenSSL Denial-of-Service and Certificate Bypass Check Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-3449/CVE-2021-3450) Threat Alert

April 12, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description On March 26, 2021, NSFOCUS detected that OpenSSL issued a security advisory fixing a denial-of-service vulnerability and a certificate check bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-3449/CVE-2021-3450) in OpenSSL products. Currently, the proof of concept (PoC) of this vulnerability has been made publicly available. Relevant users are advised to take protective measures as soon as possible. CVE-2021-3449: […]

Adobe ColdFusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2021-21087) Threat Alert

April 8, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description On March 23, 2021, NSFOCUS detected that Adobe released a security bulletin fixing a code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-21087). Due to improper sanitization of user inputs, unauthenticated attackers could execute arbitrary code on the target server by sending a crafted, malicious request to the ColdFusion server. Adobe ColdFusion is a rapid application development platform. […]

Apache Solr Arbitrary File Read and SSRF Vulnerability Threat Alert

March 29, 2021 | Jie Ji

Vulnerability Description Recently, NSFOCUS detected that an Apache Solr arbitrary file read and server-side request forgery (SSRF) vulnerability was disclosed on the Internet. Since authentication was disabled by default when Apache Solr was installed, unauthenticated attackers could turn on requestDis patcher.requestParsers.enableRemoteStreaming via the Config API, thereby exploiting the vulnerability to read files. Currently, the proof […]