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Security: Updates, SniperPhish, and Linux Flaw

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  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (gst-libav1.0, gst-plugins-bad1.0, gst-plugins-base1.0, and gst-plugins-ugly1.0), Fedora (kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, and rust), openSUSE (firefox), Oracle (firefox, mariadb:10.3 and mariadb-devel:10.3, thunderbird, and xstream), Red Hat (kernel, kernel-alt, kpatch-patch, nss, and openldap), Scientific Linux (firefox, thunderbird, and xstream), SUSE (firefox), and Ubuntu (file-roller, firefox, and ruby2.7).

  • SniperPhish: An all-in-one open-source phishing toolkit

    “The idea to develop SniperPhish came to me in a period during which the company I previously worked with did many social engineering assessments. Most of the assessment included phishing campaigns, which means creating and hosting phishing websites and crafting email campaigns. The available tools had certain limitations and were not very effective at simultaneously tracking data from the phishing emails and websites,” security consultant Gem George, the tool’s creator, told Help Net Security.

    “For example, the client didn’t want us to capture the users’ passwords that were submitted to the phishing website. For each project, we were required to code for tracking data from phishing websites. Additionally, the data captured from this website needed to be mapped to the mail campaign, which was a time-consuming and often resulted in errors.”

  • Linux Kernel Bug Opens Door to Wider Cyberattacks

    The information-disclosure flaw allows KASLR bypass and the discovery of additional, unpatched vulnerabilities in ARM devices.

    An information-disclosure security vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel, which can be exploited to expose information in the kernel stack memory of vulnerable devices.

    Specifically, the bug (CVE-2020-28588) exists in the /proc/pid/syscall functionality of 32-bit ARM devices running Linux, according to Cisco Talos, which discovered the vulnerability. It arises from an improper conversion of numeric values when reading the file.

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