The 2022 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses list contains the most common and impactful weaknesses, and is based on the analysis of nearly 38,000 CVE records from the previous two years. Out-of-bounds write and cross-site scripting (XSS) remain the two most dangerous vulnerabilities. Some of the most significant changes include race conditions moving…

Users have been informed that the latest update includes three security fixes, including for a data exposure flaw related to the REST API, and a cross-site scripting (XSS) issue in the block editor. WordPress 5.8.1 also updates Lodash, a JavaScript library that provides utility functions for common programming tasks, to address security issues. These vulnerabilities…

Reports of in-the-wild exploitation emerged shortly after cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies released a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for the vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-3580. Others also released PoC exploits shortly after. CVE-2020-3580 is one of the several XSS vulnerabilities patched in October 2020 by Cisco in its ASA and FTD products. Some of these flaws were reported…

In the Creative Cloud desktop application, Adobe fixed three flaws rated critical, including arbitrary file overwrite and OS command injection issues that can lead to code execution, and an improper input validation issue that can be exploited for privilege escalation. In its Connect product, the company addressed one critical input validation issue that can result…

There have been significant changes in web attack and traffic trends as a result of COVID-19, according to Imperva. The monthly report also revealed that the Cyber Threat Index remains at a ‘high’ level and the financial services sector has been suffering the most from cross-scripting site (XSS) attacks, and a continued increase in attacks…

Yahoo Pays Out $10,000 Bounty for Critical Mail Flaw

A researcher has earned $10,000 for finding a critical Yahoo! Mail vulnerability that could have been exploited simply by getting the targeted user to open a specially crafted email. Nearly one year ago, Jouko Pynnönen of Finland-based software company Klikki Oy discovered a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the web version of the Yahoo!…