Heap-based buffer overflow

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2021
Expert discloses details of flaws in Oracle VirtualBox

A vulnerability in Oracle VM VirtualBox could be potentially exploited to compromise the hypervisor and trigger a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. A vulnerability in Oracle VM VirtualBox, tracked as CVE-2021-2442, could be potentially exploited to compromise the hypervisor and trigger a DoS condition. The vulnerability was discovered by Max Van Amerongen from SentinelLabs, it received a CVSS […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2021
Recently discovered CVE-2021-3156 SUDO bug also affects macOS Big Sur

Experts warn that the recently discovered heap-based buffer overflow bug in Linux SUDO also impacts the latest version of Apple macOS Big Sur. Recently Qualys researchers found a Sudo vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-3156, that has allowed any local user to gain root privileges on Unix-like operating systems without authentication. Sudo is one of the most important, powerful, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2016
A crafted PDF document can hack your Chrome PDF reader, Update Chrome now!

A security expert discovered that a crafted PDF document that includes an embedded JPG2000 image can trigger a buffer overflow in the Chrome PDF reader. The security expert Aleksandar Nikolic from the Cisco Talos group has discovered an arbitrary code execution vulnerability (CVE-2016-1681) in PDFium, which is the PDF reader component installed by default in Google Chrome […]