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Detecting and Analyzing an Apache Struts Exploit with Tracee

Detecting and Analyzing an Apache Struts Exploit with Tracee

When running third-party applications in your cloud environments, you inherently put your workloads at greater risk. This is especially the case when the third-party software exposes some API function to the public web. Apache Struts 2 is a popular open source cross-platform web application framework, used by many …

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Package Planting: Are You [Unknowingly] Maintaining Poisoned Packages?

Package Planting: Are You [Unknowingly] Maintaining Poisoned Packages?

Aqua’s Team Nautilus found a logical flaw in npm that allows threat actors to masquerade a malicious package as legitimate and trick unsuspecting developers into installing it. Up until recently, npm allowed adding anyone as a maintainer of the package without notifying these users or getting their consent. Since you …

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2022 Cloud Native Threat Report: Key Trends in Cyber Attacks

2022 Cloud Native Threat Report: Key Trends in Cyber Attacks

As companies continue to adopt cloud native technologies at a rapid pace, an increasing number of cyber threats are targeting the cloud native environment. To defend against these threats, security practitioners must stay abreast of attackers’ evolving tactics, techniques, and procedures. For its 2022 Cloud Native …

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Real-world Cyber Attacks Targeting Data Science Tools

Real-world Cyber Attacks Targeting Data Science Tools

With the accelerated move to the cloud, organizations increasingly rely on large data teams to make data-driven business decisions. In their job, data professionals are given high privileges and access to development and production environments. But what are the security threats that target data tools? And, more …

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New Zero-day RCE Vulnerability Spring4Shell: What You Should Know

New Zero-day RCE Vulnerability Spring4Shell: What You Should Know

A new critical zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Spring, a popular open source framework widely used in modern Java applications. The issue could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system. The vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2022-22965, and Spring has already released a patch.

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Threat Alert: First Python Ransomware Attack Targeting Jupyter Notebooks

Threat Alert: First Python Ransomware Attack Targeting Jupyter Notebooks

Team Nautilus has uncovered a Python-based ransomware attack that, for the first time, was targeting Jupyter Notebook, a popular tool used by data practitioners. The attackers gained initial access via misconfigured environments, then ran a ransomware script that encrypts every file on a given path on the server and …

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CVE-2022-23648 in Containerd's CRI Plugin Could Allow for Container Breakout

CVE-2022-23648 in Containerd's CRI Plugin Could Allow for Container Breakout

A recently discovered CVE in containerd allows attackers who can run a custom image in a cluster to break out to the underlying node and, in some cases, escalate privileges to cluster-admin level.

This CVE is interesting for several reasons. First, the vulnerability shows up in the container image, not in the …

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The New Octocat Coin: How Attackers Bypass CI/CD Compute Limits

The New Octocat Coin: How Attackers Bypass CI/CD Compute Limits

Over the past few years, attackers have embraced cryptomining as a fast revenue source, easily converting compute power into digital coins. Unlike other types of cybercrime, cryptomining is perceived by the attacker as relatively harmless and reversible, with a low footprint and an immediate payoff. Last year, bad …

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CVE-2022-0811: CRI-O Vulnerability Could Allow Container Escape

CVE-2022-0811: CRI-O Vulnerability Could Allow Container Escape

A newly discovered vulnerability in the container runtime tool CRI-O could allow for attackers who are able to create pods in a Kubernetes or OpenShift cluster that uses the software, to break out to the underlying cluster node, effectively escalating their privileges. While, as ever, the best way to address this …

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Cloud Native Technologies Used in Russia-Ukraine Cyber Attacks

Cloud Native Technologies Used in Russia-Ukraine Cyber Attacks

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is raging not only in the physical realm but also on the cyber front, where governments, hacktivist groups, and individuals are trying to play their part. In this blog, we analyze some examples of the cyberattacks that have taken place as part of the current conflict and review …

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New Linux Kernel Vulnerability: Escaping Containers by Abusing Cgroups

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability: Escaping Containers by Abusing Cgroups

CVE-2022-0492, a recently disclosed high-severity Linux vulnerability that relates to a weakness in the handling of release_agent in cgroups, could allow for container escape under some circumstances. Fortunately, in common container configurations, the various layers of security hardening will block effective …

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