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Podcast 117: Cyber Attack on Colonial Pipeline Affects Fuel Availability in 17 States

May 14, 2021

Kathy Zant

A ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline affected fuel availability in 17 southeastern US states, and Bloomberg reported that Colonial Pipeline paid $5 million to DarkSide, a Russian ransomware service provider. The Biden Administration issued an executive order to increase US cybersecurity defenses. WordPress 5.7.2 was released to patch a critical object injection vulnerability in PHPMailer. …
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WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release: What You Need to Know

May 13, 2021

Ram Gall

On May 13, 2021 01:00 UTC, WordPress core released a security patch for a Critical Object Injection vulnerability in PHPMailer, the component that WordPress uses to send emails by default. If your site is set to allow auto updating of minor point releases, your site has probably already updated to WordPress 5.7.2. While we do …
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Critical Vulnerability Patched in External Media Plugin

May 13, 2021

Chloe Chamberland

On February 2, 2021, our Threat Intelligence team responsibly disclosed the details of a vulnerability in External Media, a WordPress plugin used by over 8,000 sites. This flaw made it possible for authenticated users, such as subscribers, to upload arbitrary files on any site running the plugin. This vulnerability could be used to achieve remote …
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Episode 116: Packagist Patch Shows How Supply Chain Threats Could Impact WordPress

May 06, 2021

Ram Gall

A vulnerability discovered in Packagist, which is used by Composer to manage PHP package requests, could have allowed attackers to trick Composer into downloading backdoored source code, potentially affecting all WordPress sites. Packagist reports that it’s not aware of any exploits. A SQL injection vulnerability was patched in the CleanTalk AntiSpam plugin installed on over …
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SQL Injection Vulnerability Patched in CleanTalk AntiSpam Plugin

May 03, 2021

Ram Gall

On March 4, 2021, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated responsible disclosure for a Time-Based Blind SQL Injection vulnerability discovered in Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites. This vulnerability could be used to extract sensitive information from a site’s database, including user emails and password hashes, all …
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Episode 115: Update Your Mac: Gatekeeper Bypass Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

April 30, 2021

Ram Gall

Apple patches a gatekeeper bypass vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild on MacOS. Though this vulnerability requires some social engineering to exploit, it is believed to have been actively exploited since January 9, 2021. Some Digital Ocean customers were affected by a data breach exposing personally identifiable information. A WordPress trac conversation considers …
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