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Network Manager VPNC - Privilege Escalation (CVE-2018-10900)

The Network Manager VPNC plugin is vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack. A new line character can be used to inject a Password helper parameter into the configuration data passed to VPNC, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root.

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Oracle WebLogic - Multiple SAML Vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-2998/CVE-2018-2933)

Two vulnerabilities were discovered within the Oracle WebLogic SAML service provider authentication mechanism. By inserting an XML comment into the SAML NameID tag, an attacker can coerce the SAML service provider to log in as another user. Additionally, WebLogic does not require signed SAML assertions in the default configuration. By omitting the signature portions from a SAML assertion, an attacker can craft an arbitrary SAML assertion and bypass the authentication mechanism.

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Manage Engine OpManager Multiple Authenticated RCE Vulnerabilities

Pulse Security has identified two remote code execution vulnerabilities in the ManageEngine OpManager software currently being exploited in the wild, and one observational note. This document details the vulnerabilities and the indicators of compromise that may be used to identify these exploits.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer EnterBlock Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-8249)

A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The corruption happens due to the destruction and reuse of an element processed by Internet Explorer. An attacker can use this vulnerability to obtain Remote Code Execution and compromise a victim’s machine. Microsoft fixed this vulnerability in the June 2018 patch cycle. Pulse Security recommends applying the latest updates to mitigate this vulnerability.

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Phusion Passenger chown() race privilege escalation (CVE-2018-12029)

Phusion Passenger’s Nginx module is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability when run with a non-standard passenger_instance_registry_dir configuration. A vulnerability exists when creating the control_process.pid file, specifically when the file’s owner is changed from root. An attacker can use this behavior to escalate privileges from the www-data user to the root user when Nginx is restarted.

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Red Team vs Pentest

When it comes to offensive security, engagements can be broadly broken up into two categories: Penetration testing and red teaming. Understanding the differences between the two is essential when attempting to verify the security of an application, network or organisation.


Microsoft Internet Explorer Hyperlink Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-8118)

A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The corruption happens as a result of the destruction and reuse of an element processed by Internet Explorer. An attacker can use this vulnerability to obtain Remote Code Execution and compromise a victim’s machine.

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Pi-hole < v3.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Pi-Hole, a DNS blocker solution. Vulnerabilities included remote code execution, cross-site scripting, sql injection, privilege escalation and stack-based buffer overflow.

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Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer SVG Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-0932)

A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The corruption happens as a result of incorrect handling of SVG attributes. An attacker can use this vulnerability to disclose memory of a victim’s machine. Generally, such vulnerability is chained with a Remote Code Execution vulnerability and used to bypass common defenses.

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