IAPP (morning newsletter) suggests companies may back off from bug bounties due to Uber leak – that just moves us in the WRONG direction. We can’t ignore vulns for a year and then blame the hacker. Companies need to do whatever works for them to uncover vulns and take a risk-based approach to close them.
US-CERT has released a security update regarding a vulnerability in Apache Struts versions 2.5 to 2.5.14. The Apache Software Foundation released Apache Security Bulletins S2-054 and S2-055, which respectively address CVE-2017-15707 and CVE-2017-7525.
The vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to perform a denial-of-service (DOS) by submitting malicious JSON data. The vulnerable systems use an outdated JSON-lib library with the Struts REST plugin.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to upgrade to Struts 18.104.22.168
Security researchers at Check Point have claimed that a single adware malware is infecting as many as 250 million PCs worldwide.