Microsoft researchers tracking Apache Log4j exploits last week discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U software. SolarWinds subsequently responded, investigated and fixed the flaw. Some observers described the new vulnerability as "surprising" and "disturbing."
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the state of cyber insurance today and why its future is uncertain; applying a security-by-design reliability model to analyze vulnerabilities; and how Russia takes down members of the REvil ransomware group as cyber aggressions in Ukraine rise.
Although flaws in Apache Log4j software that need remediating remain widespread in organizations, "some of them are aware of the issue, some of them aren't aware of the issue, and likely this issue is going to be persisting with us for many, many years," says Jeff Macko, an offensive security expert at Kroll.
Attackers have been actively targeting Log4j vulnerabilities, or Log4Shell, vulnerabilities in the servers of virtualization solution VMware Horizon to establish persistent access via web shells, according to an alert by the U.K. National Health Service.
GAO auditors say in a new report that the federal government's response to both the SolarWinds software supply chain attack and the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Servers in 2021 sharpened its coordination efforts, but also exposed information-sharing gaps.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of incident repose planning; the worldwide impact of the LOg4j flaw, which may lead to 2022 being the year of the SBOM; and the increasingly blurred line between conventional...
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Microsoft released its first rollout of 2022 patches that covers 96 new CVEs, plus 24 CVEs patched by Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) earlier this month and two other CVEs fixed previously in open-source projects. This makes a January total of 122 CVEs. Nine are rated critical in severity.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said this week that his committee convened a virtual briefing with both CISA and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to discuss efforts to mitigate the threat posed by the Log4j vulnerability.
The JFrog research team discovered a new RCE vulnerability, which will be tracked by NIST as CVE-2021-42392, in the H2 database console. Although the researchers say the root cause of this critical flaw is similar to the flaw in Apache's Log4j, they believe the differences may lessen its impact.
The Apache Log4j vulnerability capped the end of a long year for CISOs and incident responders, and it left them with a mitigation project that carries them well into the New Year. CISOs John Bassett and Martin Dinel discuss how their teams have tackled Log4j - and significant lessons learned.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, issued notice that it "intends to use its full legal authority to pursue companies" failing to mitigate against Apache's Log4j vulnerabilities – or similar vulnerabilities in the future.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features highlights from interviews in 2021 and examines President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, ransomware response advice and assessing hidden business risks.
As network defenders continue to patch or mitigate against the remote code execution vulnerability in the Java-based logging utility Log4j, several cybersecurity vendors - and the U.S. CISA - have issued scanning and assessment tools to speed up the identification process.