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ZNIU, the first Android malware family to exploit the Dirty COW vulnerability

Security experts at Trend Micro have recently spotted a new strain of Android malware, dubbed ZNIU, that exploits the Dirty COW Linux kernel vulnerability. The Dirty COW vulnerability was discovered by the security expert Phil Oester in October 2016, it could be exploited by a local attacker to escalate privileges. The name ‘Dirty COW’ is due to
Publish At:2017-09-27 05:25 | Read:2226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android CVE-2016-51

ZNIU: First Android Malware to Exploit Dirty COW Vulnerability

By Jason Gu, Veo Zhang, and Seven Shen We have disclosed this security issue to Google, who verified that they have protections in place against ZNIU courtesy of Google Play Protect. The Linux vulnerability called Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) was first disclosed to the public in 2016. The vulnerability was discovered in upstream Linux platforms such as Redhat,
Publish At:2017-09-25 23:15 | Read:2751 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Malware Mobile Vulnerabilities android Dirty COW L

New Flavor of Dirty COW Attack Discovered, Patched

Dirty COW (designated as CVE-2016-5195) is a Linux vulnerability that was first disclosed to the public in October 2016. It was a serious privilege escalation flaw that allowed an attacker to gain root access on the targeted system. It was described as an “ancient bug” by Linus Torvalds and was quickly patched once it was disclosed, with most Lin
Publish At:2016-12-07 03:45 | Read:3729 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Mobile Vulnerabilities android Dirty COW

CVE-2016-7461 code execution flaw affects VMware Workstation

VMware has patched a critical out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-7461, affecting its Workstation and Fusion products. The flaw, that resides in the affects the drag-and-drop function, can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code on the host operating system running Fusion or Workstation. The security vulnerability affec
Publish At:2016-11-15 08:15 | Read:2890 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking 2016 PwnFest CVE-2016-5195 CVE-2016-74

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