Denial of Service

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2021
Nvidia releases security updates for GPU display driver and vGPU flaws

Nvidia has released security updates to address high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the Nvidia GPU display driver and vGPU software.  Nvidia has addressed a total of 16 flaws, including high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the Nvidia GPU display driver and vGPU software.   The addressed flaws may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, or information disclosure. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2015
Remotely Exploitable flaws affect SAP solutions

SAP products make use of a proprietary implementation of LZC and LZH compression algorithms that could be exploited by attackers in several ways. For the second time in a week, we are speaking about security vulnerabilities affecting SAP systems, recently I wrote about a study published by the Onapsis firm that revealed over 95% of SAP […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2015
Ghost blogging platform affected by multiple vulnerabilities

A group of researchers from Voidsec have found six vulnerabilities in the Ghost blogging platform that allow privilege editing and DoS. Six vulnerabilities have been found affecting Ghost, the blogging platform coded in the Node.js born on October 2013. These vulnerability were discovered on January 26 by a group of researcher from Voidsec (voidsec, bughardy […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 21, 2015
Ubuntu patched several security vulnerabilities

Ubuntu has released several patches for security vulnerabilities in different versions of the OS, including some CSRF, DoS and remote code execution flaws. Ubuntu has patched several security vulnerabilities that affect different OSs, some of them are affecting Thunderbird client included in Ubuntu release and could be exploited to remotely run arbitrary code. Thunderbird is a popular Mozilla […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2014
NAT-PMP Protocol Vulnerability affects more than 1.2 Million SOHO devices

Security researchers at Rapid7 have discovered a serious NAT-PMP Protocol vulnerability that puts 1.2 Million SOHO routers at risk. Another serious security flaw is threatening more than 1.2 million SOHO Routers worldwide, the vulnerability is related to the “improper NAT-PMP protocol implementations and configuration flaws“, as explained by Jon Hart, a researcher at Rapid7. Hart explained the that […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2014
WordPress and Drupal websites Vulnerable to DoS attack which can make them completely inaccessible

The popular expert Nir Goldshlager has discovered an XMLRPC vulnerability which affects millions WordPress and Drupal websites exposing them to DoS Attack. If your website is based a WordPress or Drupal CMS you need to urgently update it to the last version released due to the presence of a critical vulnerability in the implementation of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2014
Crimea – The Russian Cyber Strategy to Hit Ukraine

Crimea – The Russian Cyber Strategy to Hit Ukraine The escalation of tension in Crimea is having repercussion also in cyberspace. Russia cyber strategy appears similar to the one adopted before the invasion of Georgia (2008) The year 2014 started with a diplomatic crisis in Crimes and Ukraine. The tension rose just after the 2014 Ukrainian […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2013
Google Nexus vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack

Bogdan Alecu, a system administrator at Dutch IT services company Levi9, discovered that Google Nexus phones are vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack. The popular family of Smartphones Google Nexus is vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack that could cause the handset freeze and other anomalous behaviors. Bogdan Alecu, a system administrator at Dutch IT services company Levi9, discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2013
Hacking phone firmware allows paging response attack on GSM

Researchers at last USENIX Security Symposium demonstrated that hacking phone firmware it is possible to violate the security of mobile under the same area Hacking phone firmware it is possible to interfere with other handsets  in the same area, the attack technique has been presented recently at USENIX Security Symposium by telecommunications researcher KĂ©vin Redon. Redon […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 23, 2013
Researcher demonstrated SmartTV hacking on Samsung models

The researcher Malik Mesellem demonstrated that SmartTV hacking is a real menace, Samsung models could be forced to reboot sending an HTTP GET request It is known that smartTV hacking is a reality, these devices are connected to the Internet and suffers cyber threats exactly as any other device. Principal security firms predict a bleak future […]