Tag: CVE-2020-17505

Who Is Scanning for CVE-2023-1389? Back in April, when we first started tracking CVE-2023-1389, we did an analysis of who was scanning for it, and found that the majority of scanning activity was coming from just two ASNs, AS49870 (Alsycon, a hosting provider out of the Netherlands) and AS47890 (Unmanaged Ltd). Running these analyses again,…

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The majority of the scanning activity is coming from IP addresses assigned to just a handful of ASNs, mostly AS49870 (Alsycon, a hosting provider out of the Netherlands) and AS47890 (Unmanaged Ltd, what looks to be an IT consulting firm based out of the UK). The scanners appear to be using VPS or other resources…

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Welcome to the Sensor Intel Series installment for January 2023. The purpose of this recurring monthly brief is to provide security practitioners with vulnerability targeting intelligence so that they can make better-informed decisions about patching and vulnerability remediation. The source of this intelligence is log data from a globally distributed network of passive sensors. While…

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Also notable this month is the dramatic growth in CVE-2020-25078, which is also an IoT vulnerability but this time in several IP cameras. On the one hand the volume of traffic scanning for this vulnerability was not remarkable, with ~3600 connections in February, but only 200 connections were attempted in January, which means traffic increased…

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Here we are in April 2023, which gives us another opportunity to see what vulnerabilities attackers were most interested in last month. After receiving a huge amount of attacker attention from November 2022 to February 2023, CVE-2020-8958 has returned to volumes of traffic more consistent with what we’d come to expect over the last year…

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The stubborn one-way passage of time means that it is time for another round of vulnerability targeting intelligence. Web attacks in May 2023 had a lot in common with those in April, with eight of the top ten vulnerabilities remaining consistent across the two months. In that vein of continuity, CVE-2020-8958, the Guangzhou GPON router…

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The most glaring example of a predominant vulnerability type is visible in the top row, which is CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation, more commonly known as cross-site scripting (XSS). Cross-site scripting dominated the field of CVEs from 2011-2016, at times making up 60% of published vulns in a quarter. SQL injection…

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Welcome back to the Sensor Intelligence Series, our recurring monthly summary of vulnerability intelligence based on distributed passive sensor data. We’ll start off this month’s analysis with a look at some activity from the August dataset, which demonstrates some of the oddities we occasionally see, and then dig into the changes we saw in September…

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Overall Scanning Traffic Changes Lest the downward trend shown in Figure 2 makes it seem like overall scanning traffic may be abating, it’s important to note that the volume of scanning we observed has remained relatively constant, at least over the last three months, increasing by approximately 5.1% from August to September, then falling approximately…

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Common Non-CVE Traffic It may be easy to conclude from the above figures that even though overall traffic has held steady, CVE exploitation attempts, at least for the CVEs and vulnerabilities we track, has decreased. That’s true, but there is a great deal of traffic that our sensor network sees that is not reflected in…

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