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Talos Wins The 5th Volatility Plugin Contest With Pyrebox

Talos has won this year’s 5th Volatility plugin contest with Pyrebox. Volatility is a well-known open-source framework designed to analyse operating system memory. The framework exists since 2007, for the previous 5 years they have run a plugin contest to find the most innovative, interesting, and useful extensions for the Volatility framework. Pyrebox is an open-source Python scriptable […]
2017. november 20.

This Holiday Season – Buy One IoT Device, Get Free CVEs

As the Internet of Things gains steam and continues to develop, so are adversaries and the threats affecting these systems. Companies throughout the world are busy deploying low cost Internet-connected computing devices (aka the Internet of Things) to solve business problems and improve our lives. In tandem, criminals are developing their methods for abusing and […]
2017. november 17.

Threat Round Up for Nov 10 – Nov 17

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between November 10 and November 17. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]
2017. november 15.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities Within libxls

Vulnerabilities discovered by Marcin Noga of Cisco Talos Talos is releasing seven new vulnerabilities discovered within the libxls library: TALOS-2017-0403, TALOS-2017-0404, TALOS-2017-0426, TALOS-2017-0460, TALOS-2017-0461, TALOS-2017-0462, and TALOS-2017-0463. These vulnerabilities result in remote code execution using specially crafted XLS files. Overview libxls is a C library supported on Windows, Mac and Linux which can read Microsoft […]
2017. november 14.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – November 2017

Microsoft has released its monthly set of security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been identified and addressed in various products. This month’s advisory release addresses 53 new vulnerabilities with 19 of them rated critical, 31 of them rated important and 3 of them rated moderate. These vulnerabilities impact Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, […]
2017. november 13.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Foscam C1 Indoor HD Cameras

These vulnerabilities were discovered by Claudio Bozzato of Cisco Talos. Executive Summary The Foscam C1 Indoor HD Camera is a network-based camera that is marketed for use in a variety of applications, including use as a home security monitoring device. Talos recently identified several vulnerabilities present in these devices, and worked with Foscam to develop […]
2017. november 2.

Poisoning the Well: Banking Trojan Targets Google Search Results

This blog post was authored by Edmund Brumaghin, Earl Carter and Emmanuel Tacheau. Summary It has become common for users to use Google to find information that they do not know. In a quick Google search you can find practically anything you need to know. Links returned by a Google search, however, are not guaranteed to be safe. In […]
2017. október 31.

Vulnerability Spotlight: The Circle of a Bug’s Life

Cisco Talos is disclosing several vulnerabilities identified in Circle with Disney. Circle with Disney is a network device designed to monitor the Internet use of children on a given network. Circle pairs wirelessly, with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on the network, tablet, TV, or laptop. It can also pair […]
2017. október 31.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cesanta Mongoose Server

These vulnerabilities were discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos Today, Talos is disclosing several vulnerabilities that have been identified in Cesanta Mongoose server. Cesanta Mongoose is a library implementing a number of networking protocols, including HTTP, MQTT, MDNS and others. It is designed with embedded devices in mind and as such is used in […]
2017. október 28.

Threat Round Up for Oct 20 – Oct 27

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between October 20 and October 27. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]
2017. október 26.

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 >>
2017. október 24.

Threat Spotlight: Follow the Bad Rabbit

Note: This blog post discusses active research by Talos into a new threat. This information should be considered preliminary and will be updated as research continues. On October 24, 2017, Cisco Talos was alerted to a widescale ransomware campaign affecting organizations across eastern Europe and Russia. As was the case in previous situations, we quickly […]
2017. október 22.

“Cyber Conflict” Decoy Document Used In Real Cyber Conflict

This post was authored by Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura INTRODUCTION Cisco Talos discovered a new malicious campaign from the well known actor Group 74 (aka Tsar Team, Sofacy, APT28, Fancy Bear…). Ironically the decoy document is a flyer concerning the Cyber Conflict U.S. conference organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence on 7-8 November 2017 […]
2017. október 19.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Google PDFium Tiff Code Execution

Overview Talos is disclosing a single off-by-one read/write vulnerability found in the TIFF image decoder functionality of PDFium as used in Google Chrome up to and including version 60.0.3112.101. Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser today and a specially crafted PDF could trigger the vulnerability resulting in memory corruption, possible information leak, […]
2017. október 13.

Threat Round Up for Oct 6 – Oct 13

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between October 6 and October 13. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]
2017. október 12.

Disassembler and Runtime Analysis

This post was authored by Paul Rascagneres. Introduction In the CCleaner 64bit stage 2 previously described in our blog, we explained that the attacker modified a legitimate executable that is part of “Symantec Endpoint”. This file is named EFACli64.dll. The modification is performed in the runtime code included by the compiler, more precisely in the […]
2017. október 11.

Spoofed SEC Emails Distribute Evolved DNSMessenger

This post was authored by Edmund Brumaghin, Colin Grady, with contributions from Dave Maynor and @Simpo13. Executive Summary Cisco Talos previously published research into a targeted attack that leveraged an interesting infection process using DNS TXT records to create a bidirectional command and control (C2) channel. Using this channel, the attackers were able to directly […]
2017. október 10.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – October 2017

Microsoft has released its monthly set of security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been identified and addressed in various products. This month’s advisory release addresses 63 new vulnerabilities with 28 of them rated critical and 35 rated important. These vulnerabilities impact Graphics, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Sharepoint, Windows Graphic Display Interface, Windows Kernel Mode Drivers, […]
2017. október 10.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Arbitrary Code Execution Bugs in Simple DirectMedia Layer Fixed

Today, Talos is disclosing two vulnerabilities that have been identified in the Simple DirectMedia Layer library. Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) is a cross-platform development library designed for use in video playback software, emulators, and games by providing low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware. SDL, via its SDL_image library, also has […]
2017. október 4.

Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple vulnerabilities in Computerinsel Photoline

These vulnerabilities are discovered by Piotr Bania of Cisco Talos. Today, Talos is releasing details of multiple vulnerabilities discovered within the Computerinsel GmbH PhotoLine image processing software. PhotoLine, developed by Computerinsel GmbH, is a well established raster and vector graphics editor for Windows and Mac OS X that can also be used for desktop publishing. […]