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Detecting CVE-2022-23270 in PPTP

This month, Microsoft announced a vulnerability in PPTP, a part of the VPN remote access services on Windows systems that runs on port 1723/tcp. Through Microsoft’s MAPP program, Corelight Labs reviewed a proof of concept exploit for this... Read more »

Detecting CVE-2022-26937 with Zeek

This month, Microsoft announced a vulnerability in NFS. The exploit lies in how an attacker can force a victim NFS server to request an address from the attacker’s fake NFS server. The address returned will overflow memory on the victim NFS server... Read more »

Finding CVE-2022-22954 with Zeek

CISA released a warning to federal agencies on May 18 that APT actors are actively exploiting recent vulnerabilities found in VMware, including CVE-2022-22954. Your first thought may have been to want new signatures, indicators, and/or behavioral... Read more »

Another day, another DCE/RPC RCE

Another day, another DCE/RPC RCE

CVE-2022-26809 was patched in Microsoft’s previous Patch Tuesday (April 12) and it’s a doozy: remote code execution on affected versions of DCE/RPC hosts. The vulnerability attracted a lot of attention in the security community, both because of its... Read more »

Detecting Windows NFS Portmap vulnerabilities

This month, Microsoft announced two vulnerabilities in portmap, which is part of ONC RPC, on Windows systems. This blog will discuss Zeek detection packages for CVE-2022-24491 and CVE-2022-24497 developed by Corelight Labs. Read more »

Detecting CVE-2022-21907, an IIS HTTP Remote Code Execution vulnerability

In January 2022, Microsoft disclosed a remote code execution vulnerability for Internet Information Server (IIS) identified as CVE-2022-21907, which they have subsequently reported as wormable. Through Microsoft, Corelight Labs was able to review a... Read more »

Detecting Log4j exploits via Zeek when Java downloads Java

We have published an initial blog on the Log4j exploit and a followup blog with a second detection method for detecting the first stage of exploits occurring over LDAP.  Today, we will discuss a third detection method, this one focused on the... Read more »

Detecting Log4j via Zeek & LDAP traffic

We recently discussed some methods for detecting the Log4j exploit, and we’ve now developed another method that everyone running Zeek® or a Corelight sensor can use. Our new approach is based on the rarity of legitimate downloads of Java via LDAP.... Read more »

Simplifying detection of Log4Shell

Simplifying detection of Log4Shell

Security workers across the world have been busy since last Friday dealing with CVE-2021-44228, the log4j 0-day known as Log4Shell, that is already being heavily exploited across the Internet. Given the huge number of systems that embed the... Read more »

Detecting CVE-2021-42292

On its surface, CVE-2021-42292 doesn’t look like the kind of vulnerability that a network-based tool can find reliably. Marked by Microsoft as a local file format vulnerability, security veterans would expect that between encryption and encoding,... Read more »

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