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Enriching NDR logs with context

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts where we explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting malicious traffic between containers, and... Read more »

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 »

What makes evidence uniquely valuable?

American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” All experienced security practitioners... 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 »

Spotting Log4j traffic in Kubernetes environments

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts we have planned over the next several weeks where we explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting... Read more »

Deeper visibility into Kubernetes environments with network monitoring

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts we have planned over the next several weeks. We will explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting... Read more »

VPNs are increasingly common - how much can you see?

New VPN Insights package shines the light on a growing blindspot VPN tunnels are like shipping containers in that they are widely used (especially as the pandemic has moved more of the workforce to remote work), and they can be used to carry traffic... Read more »

Know your environment: Tenable/Corelight integration for prioritized IDS alerts

One of the major causes of alert fatigue for SOCs is a class of alerts that fall in between false positives and useful detections: when an actual attack has been launched, and the detection is working correctly, but the host on the receiving end is... Read more »

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