Arch Linux and Ubuntu Security Advisories, WordPress version 4.7.4 released, and Pegasus spyware found on Android Devices

Arch Linux ASA-201704-6

Date: 2017-04-21


CVE-2017-5429 CVE-2017-5430 CVE-2017-5432 CVE-2017-5433
CVE-2017-5434 CVE-2017-5435 CVE-2017-5436 CVE-2017-5437
CVE-2017-5438 CVE-2017-5439 CVE-2017-5440 CVE-2017-5441
CVE-2017-5442 CVE-2017-5443 CVE-2017-5444 CVE-2017-5445
CVE-2017-5446 CVE-2017-5447 CVE-2017-5448 CVE-2017-5449
CVE-2017-5451 CVE-2017-5453 CVE-2017-5454 CVE-2017-5455
CVE-2017-5456 CVE-2017-5458 CVE-2017-5459 CVE-2017-5460
CVE-2017-5461 CVE-2017-5464 CVE-2017-5465 CVE-2017-5466
CVE-2017-5467 CVE-2017-5468 CVE-2017-5469

Firefox versions before 53.0-1 vulnerable to multiple issues including arbitrary code execution, cross-site scripting, access restriction bypass, file system access, denial service, information disclosure, and content spoofing.


pacman -Syu firefox>=53.0-1


Ubuntu has released a similar advisory.

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201704-4

Date: 2017-04-20

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5461

The package nss (Network Security Services) before version 3.30.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code

Link: AVG-247

Ubuntu Bind

Date: April 17, 2017

CVE ID: CVE-2017-3136, CVE-2017-3137, CVE-2017-3138

Several security issues have been fixed on the bind9 Internet Domain Name Server package on affected Ubuntu versions.

Link:Ubuntu Bind Security Notice

Pegasus Spyware Found on Android Devices

A variant of the pegasus spyware is being found on some Android devices.

Link:Pegasus Spyware on Android

WordPress 4.7.4 Update

Released April 20th 2017

Link:WordPress Change Log

Ubuntu 18.04 switching back to GNOME, Broadcom WiFi chip vulnerabilities, and Brickerbot malware

Ubuntu 18.04 Default Desktop

In a post on the 5th of April, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the end of investments in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell, as well as Ubuntu 18.04 to ship out with GNOME desktop by default.

Further in the post, it states, Canonical’s focus will be IoT and the cloud.

For more;

Mark Shuttleworth:Growing Ubuntu for cloud and IoT, rather than phone and convergence

Broadcom Vulnerabilities

Millions of Apple and Android devices, which carry the Broadcom wifi chip, are vulnerable to over the air hacking.

Described as a stack buffer overflow, the vulnerability was discovered by Google’s project zero and is said to allow the execution of remote code on the affected devices.

For more;

TheHackerNews:Smart Phones Broadcom Wifi Chip Vulnerabilities

Brickerbot Malware Kills IoT Devices

Similar to Miria, the botnet malware that targets vulnerable IoT devices, Brickerbot uses the same TELNET bruteforce attack vector.

Brickerbot targets Linux based IoT devices running the BusyBox toolkit. Once inside the operating system, the code scrambles onboard memory, flushes IP and NAT tables, sets the outbound firewall rule to drop, and for the final nail in the coffin; tries to wipe all code on the affected devices.

For more;

TheRegister:Forget Miria, Here’s Brickerbot