F5 BIG-IP Vulnerability

Following the released Security Advisory and Proof-of-Concept for the critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability found on F5’s BIG-IP products. Threat Actors are observed to have been leveraging unpatched and vulnerable devices to gain full control of an affected system. Tracked as CVE-2020-5902, the flaw can allow a remote attacker to access the Traffic Management continue reading : F5 BIG-IP Vulnerability

Netgear Router Vulnerability

Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis today, many companies and organizations in the Philippines are already considering telecommuting or most commonly known as work-from-home as an alternate option to continue their day to day business operations. This makes work-from-home employees more vulnerable to attacks, as home routers were typically installed with its continue reading : Netgear Router Vulnerability

Security Measures for the Academe

CERT-PH has been monitoring and receiving reports on cyber-attacks targeting the academe sector over the past weeks. These security incidents, mainly involving data breaches and web defacements, affected information systems of schools/universities across the country. With the rise on the number of users using online systems for remote working and learning because of the pandemic, continue reading : Security Measures for the Academe

SMBleed – Microsoft SMB Protocol Vulnerability

A new critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-1206) affecting Microsoft Windows operation system’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol was recently publicly disclosed. The vulnerability dubbed SMBleed, resides in SMB version 3.1.1’s decompression function, Srv2DecompressData. An unauthenticated attacker can exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted message request to a targeted SMB server, and successful exploitation could allow continue reading : SMBleed – Microsoft SMB Protocol Vulnerability

Windows Adobe Type Manager Library Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft warned about limited targeted attacks exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities found in the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library. The two vulnerabilities are said to be remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities that exist in the way that Windows’ Adobe Type Manager Library handles certain fonts. The bug can be exploited by tricking the victim into opening continue reading : Windows Adobe Type Manager Library Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

COVID-19 MALICIOUS CYBER ATTACK VECTORS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The National Computer Emergency Response Team of the Philippines (CERT-PH) alerts all government agencies, private sectors, and all individuals to be aware of the malicious attack vectors that were made in order to take advantage of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Threat actors may send fraudulent emails that have malicious links or attachments which are continue reading : COVID-19 MALICIOUS CYBER ATTACK VECTORS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Microsoft Latest Security Updates

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft released its monthly security update as part of the Patch Tuesday updates for January 2020. The updates addressed notable vulnerabilities in the Windows Operating System. 1. CVE-2020-0601 The spoofing vulnerability, disclosed by US National Security Agency (NSA), exists in the way the default Windows cryptographic library, CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll), validates Elliptic continue reading : Microsoft Latest Security Updates