Posts tagged Java

4 min Vulnerability Management

CVE-2020-6287: Critical Vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) Java

The new SAP vulnerability (RECON), a critical vulnerability affecting the SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) Java component LM Configuration Wizard, is a huge deal.

1 min Research

A Serial Problem: Exploitation and Exposure of Java Serialized Objects

In our new research report, we take a look at Java Serialized Objects (JSOs), which are a reliable threat vector and present a rising threat to enterprise networks.

1 min Metasploit Weekly Wrapup

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup

Welcome to the last Metasploit update of the year! Since January 1st, 2015, we've had 6364 commits from 176 unique authors, closed 1119 Pull Requests, and added 323 modules. Thank you all for a great year! We couldn't have done it without you. Sounds The sounds plugin has been around for a long time, notifying hackers of new shells via their speakers since 2010. Recently, Wei sinn3r Chen gave it a makeover, replacing the old robotic voice with that of Offensive Security founder, Kali Linux Core

2 min Patch Tuesday

R7-2015-09: Oracle Java JRE AES Intrinsics Remote Denial of Service (CVE-2015-2659)

Java 8 servers versions prior to u46 are susceptible to a remote unauthenticated denial of service (hard crash) when used with AES intrinsics (AES-NI) CPU extensions on supported processors. AES intrinsics are enabled by default on the Oracle JVM if the the JVM detects that processor capability, which is common for modern processors manufactured after 2010. For more on AES-NI, see the Wikipedia article []. This issue was tracked in the OpenJDK pu

2 min Java

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup: Remote Controlling Java Services

Java Remoting: Sign Me Up! This is a pretty exciting week for advancing the state of the art of penetration testing with Metasploit, thanks in large part to Juan Vazquez []'s work on the new protocol-level support for Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI). If you've never heard of it before, it's probably because, like me, you haven't done much (or any) Java programming since school. Java RMI is essentially a network-exposed API, usually listening on 1617/TCP, and

2 min Java

Oracle CPU: July 2014

Oracle's Quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) is never a minor event.  In April we saw 104 security issues addressed, in January it was 144.  This time around we are faced with 113 updates.  These updates span the entire portfolio of Oracle software, including the JRE, Solaris, Oracle Database, MySQL, and numerous web and middleware products. What stands out is the belated fix for Heartbleed in MySQL Enterprise Server, coming fully 3 months after Oracle fixed that issue in their other products

2 min Flash

Weekly Metasploit Update: More Meterpreters!

Meterpreter for All The Platforms This week is pretty exciting for us, since it's not every day we give out commit rights [] to the Rapid7 Metasploit repo. I'm very happy to report that Tim Wright [] has agreed to step up and help out with moving Meterpreter research and development forward, focusing mainly on the Java and Android implementations. Many Metasploit users are familiar with Meterpreter for Wi

1 min Java

Oracle October 2013 CPU roundup

The story here is that Oracle has synced up their Java patching with the rest of their patching cycle and, when it comes to vulnerabilities, Java always steals the show. The CPU includes fixes for 127 vulnerabilities in Oracle products, but aside from Java, it's mostly ho-hum, low impact stuff. There's a CVSS 8.5 vulnerability in MySQL's Enterprise Service manager, but besides the Java patches, nothing else jumps out as particularly interesting. The Java patches include 51 of the 127 addresse

2 min Product Updates

Weekly Update: Sport Fishing for Exploits and Improved Java Hackery

Java Payload Cleanup If you've been watching the Metasploit source repository [], you will have noticed some movement in Java Payload land -- specifically, PR#1217 [], which landed this week. Thanks to the refactoring efforts of Michael @mihi42 [] Schriel, testing by @Meatballs [], and integration from James @egyp7 [

2 min Java

Oracle April 2013 CPU - 42 Java vulns!

Oracle Security had a busy day yesterday.  They released two of their Cumulative Patch Updates, one for Java and one for everything else that they patch. The Java CPU contains 19 CVEs with CVSS base score of 10 (the highest you can go) indicating that exploiting the vulnerability is not particularly challenging and could give complete control of compromised systems. For all of these vulnerabilities, the browser is the vector of exploit. For one of those (CVE-2013-1537)some Java server configurat

3 min Java

Java 7 Exploit for CVE-2013-0431 in the Wild

According to the latest news [] , exploit kits such as Cool EK and Popads are integrating a new exploit for Java, targeting Java 7u11. An exploit for CVE-2013-0431 has been analyzed and shared by SecurityObscurity [] , and is also now available as a Metasploit module with some improvements for testability. We would like to use this b

2 min Product Updates

Weekly Update: Hollywood Hacking and More Java Exploits

Hollywood Hacking: Tapping Webcams and Mics This week's update has two new post modules for Metasploit, which enables the creative pen-tester to hit that creeper vibe so often missing on a typical engagement, both by Metasploit exploit dev Wei @_sinn3r [] Chen. They're both post-exploitation modules, so they presume you already have a session on the target via some other exploit. First up is a webcam control module, which can take a snapshot using the target's webcam.

10 min Exploits

New Java Modules in Metasploit... No 0 days this time

Last year Security Explorations published some awesome research [], exploring the security state of the Java SE from Oracle, and disclosing different vulnerabilities and exploit vectors in this software. In fact, some of the last Java exploits found in the wild have been using techniques from the mentioned research. Today we're publishing two new modules exploiting some of the documented issues. In this blog post we would like to share somet

2 min Microsoft

January is not over yet

Seems like a lot of activity already this year in the security world by way of high profile, already being exploited vulnerabilities.   First the Adobe Flash and Acrobat/Reader fixes [/2013/01/08/adobe-joins-the-january-patching-fun], then the Ruby on Rails exploit [/2013/01/10/exploiting-ruby-on-rails-with-metasploit-cve-2013-0156] and now Oracle turning around a fast fix and Microsoft delivering an out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer. Oracle has moved quickly to release a fix for the vuln

5 min Metasploit

Exploit Trends: Top 10 Searches for Metasploit Modules in October

Time for your monthly dose of Metasploit exploit trends! Each month we gather this list of the most searched exploit and auxiliary modules from the Metasploit database. To protect users' privacy, the statistics come from analyzing webserver logs of searches, not from monitoring Metasploit usage. October was a quiet month for exploit headlines, so not a whole lot of action on the list. The high traffic to Java and IE modules from their respective 0-days settled down, so you'll see some shuffli