Application Security This Week for September 30

The "Wow, it's been a busy month" edition.

 

Apple took "Adware Doctor" out of the store because it was stealing data.  How did no one notice this?

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/apple-removes-security-tool/

 

There is a new search engine for researching exploits.

https://sploitus.com/

 

Google open sourced their file upload protection tool.

https://github.com/google/wuffs

 

A cheat sheet for Angular web security.

https://cheatsheets.pragmaticwebsecurity.com/angularowasptop10

 

SharpSploit: a C# post-exploitation library.

https://posts.specterops.io/introducing-sharpsploit-a-c-post-exploitation-library-5c7be5f16c51

 

 

Application Security This Week for September 9

MWR Labs describes use of HTTP Referer headers to execute DNS rebinding attacks on AWS-hosted analytics systems

https://labs.mwrinfosecurity.com/blog/from-http-referer-to-aws-security-credentials/

 

Malicious PowerShell Compiling C# Code on the Fly

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/24072

 

Interesting bug in Chromium

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=881410

 

Holy crap there are a lot of Cisco security patches this month.

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/publicationListing.x

Application Security This Week for September 2

Mazen Ahmed write an exploit for the new Struts CVE.

https://github.com/mazen160/struts-pwn_CVE-2018-11776

 

Speaking of the CVE program, and MITRE in general, Steve Ragan got a solid scoop on congress planning a revamp.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3300753/security/congress-pushes-mitre-to-fix-cve-program-suggests-regular-reviews-and-stable-funding.html

 

Secure Ideas started a blog seried on CORS, CSRF, and Clickjacking which is off to a good start

https://blog.secureideas.com/2018/07/three-c-words-of-web-app-security-part-1-cors.html

 

The Fortnite Android app is vulnerable to a really very unique flaw, Man-on-the-disk.  

https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/08/29/android_external_storage_man_in_the_disk/

 

Speaking of weird flaws, people have started registering skills on Alexa with phonetically similar names as common commands. It's called Skill Squatting.

https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18/presentation/kumar

 

And that's the news!

Bill Sempf

Husband. Father. Pentester. Secure software composer. Brewer. Lockpicker. Ninja. Insurrectionist. Lumberjack. All words that have been used to describe me recently. I help people write more secure software.

 

 

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