Security News Ticker

I wanted somewhere where we can post snippets of security information that otherwise don’t necessarily have enough info for their own topic.

This is a news ticker for a running stream of up to date quick info only.

At the point something is much more topic worthy, id encourage anyone to link a new topic to the post so it can be discussed properly.

You can ‘disable’ one boxes by putting a space before the link to allow for more readable and compact posts.


CVE-2020-0796 if it exists was accidentally published as part of patch Tuesday post and then redacted as its not been publicly disclosed.


OOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo helloooooo there

Gonna write up a full topic tomorrow(unless someone else beats me to it), an interesting hiccup in the above and other info.

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I definitely like the idea of a security ticker/news-wire; but since at the moment this thread is not seeing many updates, might I recommend using the ISC Podcast and site as a source:

Seems to be the closest equivalent of what this thread aims to be.


Feel free to add when you come across things. I intend to pop things in here as i come across interesting or emerging info.

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LineageOS infrastructure suffered an intrusion via Saltstack

Intrusion: 2020-05-03 (03:00 or 04:00 UTC, timezone given ambiguous)
Reported: 2020-05-03 05:40

Initial information links to a Saltstack patch note referencing CVE-2020-11651 & CVE-2020-11652, unknown which was exploited or if both.

Saltstack CVE-2020-11651 CVE-2020-11652

Detected: before 2020-03-16
Patched: 2020-04-29
Reported: 2020-04-30

Mentioned in 2020-05-01 ISC StormCast

Others affected

Ghost, DigiCert CT - mentioned in 2020-05-04 and 2020-05-05 ISC StormCasts


So, they bought something to build something that’s supposed to do something they claimed they’d be doing already?




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Number of high vulnerabilities discovered and fixed

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Daily Top 10 Countries – July 27, 2020
New unique DDoS malware hosts detected by country:
:cn: China: 363
:taiwan: Taiwan: 319
:vietnam: Vietnam: 279
:egypt: Egypt: 198
:greece: Greece: 84
:us: United States: 57
:kr: South Korea: 55
:hong_kong: Hong Kong: 53
:brazil: Brazil: 51
:malaysia: Malaysia: 48

Source: bad_packets


27th July
Alert: Potential legacy risk from malware targeting QNAP NAS devices

The NCSC and CISA have identified two campaigns of activity for QSnatch malware. The first campaign likely began in early 2014 and continued until mid-2017, while the second started in late 2018 and was still active in late 2019. The two campaigns are distinguished by the initial payload used as well as some differences in capabilities. This alert focuses on the second campaign as it is the most recent threat.

It is important to note that infrastructure used by the malicious cyber actors in both campaigns is not currently active, but the threat remains to unpatched devices.

Although the identities and objectives of the malicious cyber actors using QSnatch are currently unknown, the malware is relatively sophisticated, and the cyber actors demonstrate an awareness of operational security.

Global distribution of infections
Analysis shows a significant number of infected devices. In mid-June 2020, there were approximately 62,000 infected devices worldwide; of these, approximately 3,900 were in the UK and 7,600 were in the US.

Original advisory

Community topic: UK/US Governments Warn of QNAP NAS Malware

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See also for community topic: GRUB2 Secure Boot Vulnerability: Boothole

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I just realised I posted the very same thing! :joy:

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GNU-TLS CVE-2020-13777

old notice, but of severity that I felt it important to include; was previously mentioned in News thread

2020-06-11 - Anarcat
CVE-2020-13777 GnuTLS audit: be scared
… You are reading this correctly: supposedly encrypted TLS connections made with affected GnuTLS releases are vulnerable to passive cleartext recovery attack (and active for 1.3, but who uses that anyways).

Garmin ransomware likely paid, data potentially not stolen

2020-08-01 - Abrams, Lawrence - Bleeping Computer
Confirmed: Garmin received decryptor for WastedLocker ransomware
BleepingComputer can confirm that Garmin has received the decryption key to recover their files encrypted in the WastedLocker Ransomware attack.

Following article dated 2020-07-28, author Cimpanu, Catalin:

Context: Previously mentioned in News thread when only outage, and an attack was suspected.
Searchability: WastedLocker, EvilCorp

Real-world EMV-Bypass Cloning

following article dated 2020-07-31, author Cimpanu, Catalin