CVE-2019-11815: Experts discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel

 May 27, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Red Hat engineers and experts discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Linux kernel, which is basically a flaw while implementation of RDS (Remote desktop Protocol) over TCP. This flaw has affected Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE and security advisories have been issued for all. This flaw could enable an...

Cryptocurrency mining rampage throttles Linux machines – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 May 22, 2018

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Quick Heal Security Labs recently came across a Linux-based Monero (XMR) miner. Monero (XMR) is one of the top 15 cryptocurrencies. It can be mined easily on any machine using its CPU computation power. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred to Bitcoin or Ethereum which are...

Shellshock Bug – How Does it Impact You?

 October 1, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new security bug has been discovered recently, and it is as big, if not bigger, than the Heartbleed bug from a few months back. This security bug is called ‘Shellshock’ and it is found in a common program that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems. The scope of...