WordPress installations received a security upgrade on Friday to patch a number of vulnerabilities. The update to version 3.3.2, as well as 3.4 Beta 3, fixes issues in file uploaders Plupload and SWFUpload, and Adobe Flash embedding tool SWFObject. The new version also comes with fixes for several privilege escalation and cross-site scripting bugs. Cyber criminals heavily use vulnerable WordPress sites to spread malware, and they may have been utilized in the recent Flashback trojan attacks on Mac OS X systems.
Gigabyte has released BIOS updates aimed at removing a firmware backdoor discovered by Eclypsium in over 270 of its motherboard models, which could have been exploited to facilitate the deployment of a Windows binary that would then prompt payload retrieval and execution, SecurityWeek reports.
Attacks exploiting a zero-day in the MOVEit Transfer file transfer app to compromise various servers and facilitate data exfiltration efforts have been admitted by the Clop ransomware operation, also known as Lace Tempest, TA505, and FIN11, after the intrusions have been attributed to the group by Microsoft, reports BleepingComputer.