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Microsoft Has Loads of Unpatched and Actively-exploited Security Holes, Microsoft-sponsored Media Obsesses Over "Linux"

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  • Microsoft Releases June 2022 Security Updates

    Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. An attacker can exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s June 2022 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

  • New botnet and cryptominer Panchan attacking Linux servers [Ed: This is not an issue with Linux itself, but this Microsoft-funded site wants to shift attention away from actively-exploited and unpatched Microsoft flaws; it also spreads FUD about Go for merely being used to develop some malware]

    Panchan is written in the Go programming language and utilizes Go’s concurrency features to maximize its spread and execute payloads.

  • This new Linux rootkit malware is already targeting victims [Ed: Again, this is not an issue with Linux itself; it's some malware that can sometimes be installed on Linux, but that helps distract from deliberate back doors in Windows]

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  • CISA Adds One Known Exploited Vulnerability to Catalog [Ed: Notice how CISA refrains from naming Windows even though this is 100% about Windows and nothing but Windows; does CISA help Microsoft cover up another security scandal?]

    CISA has added one new vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation.

Microsoft: CVSSv3 score of 9.8, not even fixed for ages

  • Microsoft patches 55 flaws, Follina fix finally released

    Microsoft has released patches for 55 vulnerabilities on its monthly Patch Tuesday, with the June flaws including three that were rated critical, while the remainder were classified as important.

    Nearly half the vulnerabilities detailed allowed for remote code execution, while a fifth allowed escalation of privilege.

    Claire Tills, senior research engineer at security firm Tenable, said: "Microsoft addressed CVE-2022-30136, a remote code execution vulnerability in the network file system that can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker, assigning a CVSSv3 score of 9.8.

    "This vulnerability does not affect versions 2 and 3 of Network File System (NFS). In terms of mitigation, Microsoft has proposed disabling NFS version 4.1. However, this may have adverse effects on systems, particularly for organisations that have not applied the May 2022 security update for CVE-2022-26937. Whenever possible, organisations are strongly encouraged to update with the most recent patches."

    {loadposition sam08}Tills added that patches for CVE-2022-30190, the zero-day known as Follina that was disclosed in late May, were also included in this month’s release.

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Liam Tung

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  • Novel Panchan botnet sets sights on telecoms, education firms’ Linux servers | SC Media

    First identified in March, Panchan does not only conduct typical SSH dictionary attacks but also facilitates SSH key collection for lateral movement, with the SSH configuration and keys gathered from the host machine's running user HOME directory, according to an Akamai Security Research report. The findings also showed Panchan's utilization of a "godmode" communication and admin panel within its binary, as well as its ability to download cryptominers in the form of memory-mapped files in an effort to evade detection. Meanwhile, most Panchan attacks may have been targeted at the education sector because of lacking cyber hygiene and prevalent SSH key sharing across different academic institutions, said Akamai researcher Stiv Kupchik.


Even Schneier

  • Symbiote Backdoor in Linux [Ed: Bruce Schneier continues to repeat talking points and misuse the term "backdoor" (it's not a back door, it is malware)]

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