Talos Threat Source is a regular intelligence update from Cisco Talos, highlighting the biggest threats each week and other security news.
Welcome to this week’s Threat Source newsletter — the perfect place to get caught up on all things Talos from the past week.
We were packed with vulnerabilities this week. For starters, there’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday, which we’ll cover farther down. We also disclosed a remote code execution bug in Antenna House Rainbow PDF Converter, and two more in Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are also a number of vulnerabilities in the Roav A1 dashboard camera, as well as the chipset it utilizes.
Finally, we also have our weekly Threat Roundup, which you can find on the blog every Friday afternoon. There, we go over the most prominent threats we’ve seen (and blocked) over the past week.
Location: Industriens Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Synopsis: Paul will give an overview of an espionage campaign targeting the Middle East that we called “DNSpionage.” First, he will go over the malware and its targets and then talk about the process the attackers took to direct DNSs. The talk will include a timeline of all events in this attack, including an alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Location: ILEC Conference Centre, London, England
Synopsis: Privacy has become a more public issue over time with the advent of instant messaging and social media. Secure Instant Messaging (SIM) has even become a problem for governments to start worrying about. While many people are using these messaging apps, it’s opened up the door for attackers to create phony, malicious apps that claim to offer the same services. In this talk, Paul will show various examples of these cloned applications and the different techniques used to send data back to the attacker.
Description: Microsoft released its monthly security update today, disclosing a variety of vulnerabilities in several of its products. The latest Patch Tuesday covers 79 vulnerabilities, 22 of which are rated “critical," 55 that are considered "important" and one "moderate." This release also includes two critical advisories: one covering Microsoft Live accounts and another addressing updates to Adobe Flash Player. This month’s security update covers security issues in a variety of Microsoft’s products, including the Scripting Engine, the Microsoft Edge web browser and GDI+.
Description: Adobe disclosed 87 vulnerabilities in a variety of its products as part of its monthly security update. The majority of the bugs exist in Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. There are also critical arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Reader.
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