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VMware advisory warns users to patch critical issue in product
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VMware discloses important local privilege escalation bug found in 3 products

VMware’s latest security advisory discloses three vulnerabilities spread out among five products. The most significant of this trio is an “important” time-of-check time-of-use (TOCTOU) flaw in the service opener of Fusion, VMRC and Horizon Client that can be locally exploited to escalate privileges to root. Officially designated CVE-2020-3957, the bug was assigned a CVSSv3 base score of…
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Mobile Security, Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Kernel privilege escalation bug actively exploited in Android devices

Researchers have discovered a zero-day kernel privilege escalation bug that can result in the full compromise of certain Android devices and is apparently being exploited in the wild. Devices known to be affected by the high-level, use-after-free vulnerability include the Pixel 1, 1X:, 2 and 2 XL; the Huawei P20; the Xiaomi Redmi 5A; the…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability found in Sophos anti-malware product

Cisco Talos researchers identified a memory disclosure flaw and a code execution vulnerability in the malware detection and protection tool Sophos HitmanPro.Alert. Both vulnerabilities are in the input/output control (IOCTL) message handler with one of the bugs allowing an attacker to read kernel memory contents, while the other glitch allows code execution and privilege escalation,…
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Multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities in CleanMyMacX

Several privilege escalation vulnerabilities were found in MacPaw’s CleanMyMac X software, all of which will allow an attacker with local access to the victim’s machine to modify the file system as root. Cisco Talos researchers spotted 13 CVE vulnerabilities in the Mac cleanup application designed to free up extra space on a user’s machine by…
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