Tag Archive | "0day"


25 October 2014 | 1,118 views

Microsoft Zero Day OLE Vuln Being Exploited In Powerpoint

So the latest news is, don’t open any .ppt files if you aren’t entirely sure where they came from as there is a Microsoft Zero Day vulnerability in OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) handling in Microsoft Office that is currently being exploited in the wild by malicious Powerpoint slide decks. Not that anyone reading this […]

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19 February 2014 | 1,259 views

2 Different Hacker Groups Exploit The Same IE 0-Day

It hasn’t been too long since the last serious Internet Explorer 0-day, back in November it was used in drive-by attacks – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. And earlier last year there was an emergency patch issued – Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit. […]

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12 November 2013 | 1,553 views

Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks

So another IE 0-Day has been uncovered, and is in use in the wild for drive-by attacks on unwitting web users. I have to say, technically speaking, this attack is rather impressive – in terms of the exploit, the delivery method and the way that it runs. It retrieves the PE headers from a DLL […]

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03 April 2012 | 1,770 views

Zero Day Java Vulnerability Exploited – Macs Infected With Flashback Malware

Interesting timing this one, just a couple of days ago we reported – Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software – and now an unpatched vulnerability in Java for Mac OS that is being exploited in the wild. The vulnerability (CVE-2012-0507) was patched in Java by Oracle back in February, but […]

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15 March 2011 | 4,978 views

Adobe Promises Patch For Flash 0-day Being Used In Targeted Attacks

With all the new vulnerabilities with working exploits pouring out of Pwn2Own, I can’t say I expected to see another 0-day in Adobe Flash outside of the contest. It wasn’t that long ago (back in October 2010) when there was another Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat and Adobe were scrambling […]

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04 January 2011 | 9,701 views

Internet Explorer Zero-Day Accidentally Leaked To Chinese Hackers

First up, happy new year – let’s hope 2011 is an interesting year for the infosec community. Anyway today’s story is about the recently released tool cross_fuzz by Michal Zalewski and an inadvertent leak that have occurred. tl;dr version is something like this: Michal Zalewski writes a DOM fuzzer, fuzzes IE, finds flaws, Chinese dudes […]

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30 November 2010 | 9,505 views

Windows Vista & Windows 7 Kernel Bug Can Bypass UAC

Now this is not the first time Windows UAC has hit the news for being flawed, back in February 2009 it was discovered that Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control and after that in November 2009 it was demonstrated that Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against […]

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29 October 2010 | 17,075 views

Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat

Well this seems to be a frequently recurring theme, yes there is yet another critical 0day vulnerability in Adobe products – pretty much across the board this time. It was that long ago that a critical flaw in Flash put Android phones at risk. The core vulnerability exists in Flash but it’s being actively exploited […]

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27 October 2010 | 12,625 views

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on […]

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23 July 2010 | 8,772 views

Microsoft Confirms Windows Zero Day Bug In Shortcut Files

This is a pretty nasty attack and for once Microsoft have actually acknowledged and confirmed this is a critical unpatched vulnerability. Incidentally Microsoft also recently retired Windows XP SP2 from the support cycle, and this vulnerability effects that system and they have stated they will not be patching it. It’s a pretty serious bug and […]

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