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A high-severity bug—with the highest CVSS score of 10—has been identified in router models by DrayTek, a Taiwanese manufacturer. A hacker can take over the vulnerable routers, whose count is over 200,000 as of now. Remember Follina? A new malware threat aimed at Russian users was spotted abusing the Follina vulnerability. The malware, which stayed undetected for over a year, spreads through archive files and docs.
Parallelly, a lesser-known threat group has been observed attacking the research and technical services sector. It deployed the Ljl backdoor on an outdated Atlassian Confluence server for espionage purposes.
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A threat actor seemingly exploited an Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) injection flaw in an outdated Atlassian Confluence server. Attackers targeted CVE-2022-26134 to deploy an unprecedented backdoor, Ljl, against an unnamed organization in the research and technical services sector. Researchers have blamed it on a threat activity cluster known as TAC-040.
DrayTek’s models have security holes
Security experts at Trellix reported at least 29 different router models from DrayTek were affected by a new critical RCE vulnerability. It has received the maximum severity rating of CVSS 10.0. The vulnerability could be exploited to fully compromise a targeted device and access the broader network.
Posted on: August 04, 2022
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