Application security, Vulnerability management

The Cure – ASW #144

This week, we welcome Johanna Ydergard, VP of Detectify Crowdsource at Detectify, and Roberto Giachetta, Engineering Manager at Detectify, to discuss Approaching AppSec Like a Hacker! Security is struggling to keep up with securing modern web applications and the fast pace of wild web hacks. Detectify is building automated app scanners that can think like a hacker and shorten vulnerability detection time down to minutes and hours, whilst helping ethical hackers do bug bounty/disclosures in a scalable way.

In the AppSec News: Supply chain security in Azure SDK and macOS Xcode, GitHub's postmortem on a session handling flaw, six GCP vulns from 2020, & information resources for hacking the cloud!

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1. Approaching AppSec Like a Hacker – Johanna Ydergard, Roberto Giachetta – ASW #144

Security is struggling to keep up with securing modern web applications and the fast pace of wild web hacks. Detectify is building automated app scanners that can think like a hacker and shorten vulnerability detection time down to minutes and hours, whilst helping ethical hackers do bug bounty/disclosures in a scalable way.

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Johanna Ydergård
Johanna Ydergård
VP Product at Detectify

Johanna Ydergård helms product strategy & management, design and community growth at Detectify and is a part of the executive management team.

Roberto Giachetta
Roberto Giachetta
Engineering Manager at Detectify

Roberto Giachetta is currently the Engineering Manager of Scanning Engines at Detectify. He is leading the team to build new and innovative scanning technology to keep customers and the web secure.

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Mike Shema
Mike Shema
Security Partner at Square
John Kinsella
John Kinsella
Co-founder & CTO at Cysense

2. Supply Chains in Azure SDK/Xcode, GitHub Sessions, & GCP VRP – ASW #144

In the AppSec News: Supply chain security in Azure SDK and macOS Xcode, GitHub's postmortem on a session handling flaw, six GCP vulns from 2020, & information resources for hacking the cloud!

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Mike Shema
Mike Shema
Security Partner at Square
  1. 1. New Old Bugs in the Linux Kernel - In theory, tracking down error-prone functions like sprintf() is no more difficult than using grep. In practice, fixing such code takes time and attention, which might explain why flaws can persist for close to 15 years.
  2. 2. How we found and fixed a rare race condition in our session handling - A public postmortem on problematic threads. It's an insight into handling a vuln that could serve as an example exercise in root cause analysis and decision making.
  3. 3. Hacking the Cloud - Information and techniques for targeting and exploiting cloud environments. Highlighted in the recent [tl;dr sec] newsletter at https://tldrsec.com/blog/tldr-sec-075/
  4. 4. New macOS malware XcodeSpy Targets Xcode Developers with EggShell Backdoor - When considering supply chain security, we must remember to be aware and build trust throughout each link that influences how software is built. Signing packages and checking signatures helps ensure their provenance, but we also need to have confidence in the security properties associated with how such packages are built. It's a concept that goes back decades, most notably the paper by Ken Thompson on "Reflections on trusting trust" from 1984 (https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/358198.358210).
  5. 5. Announcing the winners of the 2020 GCP VRP Prize - Google looks back to the top 6 GCP vulns disclosed under its Vulnerability Reward Program. The rewards range from $130K to $1K, but they're all well-written insights into the mindset and techniques for finding flaws. Even if you're not using GCP, the write-ups are a great way to help instill more threat modeling in your appsec and DevOps teams.
  6. 6. A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 - Think of this as a variant on supply chain security, where one component that may be completely unknown to you and completely out of your control fails to enforce a security control, which in turn weakens the security properties you expected from SMS. Notably, this doesn't exploit familiar SS7 protocol weaknesses, but highlights yet another way to use social engineering to exploit trust between companies. Even if attacks like this don't scale well, the impact to those affected remains consequential and, as a targeted attack, it could be the first step towards an unexpected compromise.
John Kinsella
John Kinsella
Co-founder & CTO at Cysense
  1. 1. Microsoft’s Azure SDK site tricked into listing fake package - Another method of playing with the supply chain is found through presenting potentially malicious software that a bot would pick up and list as legitimate
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