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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 »

Corelight & Microsoft Defender for IoT: Through an XDR lens

What is the XDR paradox? It’s the hottest term in security but there is no consensus yet on the right definition. Why is that? Many organizations have deployed EDR and are benefiting from it, but also looking to the gaps that EDR can’t address such... 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 »

Microsoft + Corelight partner to stop IoT attacks

Microsoft + Corelight partner to stop IoT attacks

When you hear the term “Internet of Things,” (IoT) do you picture home devices like lightbulbs, smart assistants, and wifi-connected refrigerators? Perhaps you think of enterprise devices like video conferencing systems, smart sensors, or security... Read more »

Community detection: CVE-2020-16898

This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday included a severe Remote Code Execution vulnerability in the way that Windows TCP/IP handles IPv6 “Router Advertisement” ICMP messages. Due to the severity and wide scope, we in Corelight Labs immediately set... Read more »

Detecting Zerologon (CVE-2020-1472) with Zeek

CVE-2020-1472 aka Zerologon, disclosed by Tom Tervoort of Secura, is an illustrative case study of how a small implementation mistake in cryptographic routines cascades into a privilege escalation vulnerability that allows an attacker to change the... Read more »

Analyzing encrypted RDP connections

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is used to remotely administer systems within Windows environments. RDP is everywhere Windows is and is useful for conducting remote work. Just like every other remote administration tool, RDP can be used... Read more »

Day 1 detection: CVE-2020-0601, a community, and 40 lines of code

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, the world learned of the vulnerability du jour, CVE-2020-0601. As explained by Microsoft, “a spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validates Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)... Read more »

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