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Adventures and Accidental Honeypots in Network Infrastructure: Unravelling Internet Shenanigans

Hello World! So, I've been tinkering with network stuff lately, trying to set up some infrastructure.Turns out that in the process, I made a rookie mistake and left a few ports open to the internet! A few months down the line I took a look and to no one’s surprise my server had been bombarded with all sorts of requests. It was receiving a steady stream of traffic, but not the good kind…think of it more as a steady dose of “internet radiation”. Without realising it I had accidentally turned my server into a honeypot. So, naturally curious I started digging into my server logs and what I found was equal parts fascinating and alarming. Let's just say there's a lot of shady stuff going on out there, from random bots on the site, directory traversal with known path (/.git/config wink wink), to common network appliance enumeration. You name it, they were trying it. But here's where things...

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Advisory CVE-2023-43042 – IBM Backup Products Superuser Information Disclosure

Software: IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize, IBM FlashSystem and IBM Storage Virtualize products Affected versions: 8.3 Vendor page: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7064976 CVE Reference: CVE-2023-43042 Published: 08/12/2023 CVSS 3.0 Score: 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N Attack Vector: Network Credit: Max Corbridge Summary JUMPSEC’s Head of Adversarial Simulation...

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Advisory: IDOR in Microsoft Teams Allows for External Tenants to Introduce Malware

TL;DR Max Corbridge (@CorbridgeMax) and Tom Ellson (@tde_sec) of JUMPSEC’s Red Team recently discovered a vulnerability in the latest version of Microsoft Teams which allows for the possible introduction of malware into any organisations using Microsoft Teams in its default configuration. This is done by bypassing client-side security controls which prevent external tenants from sending files...

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Hunting the Snake: An Overview of Threat Hunting with Velociraptor

In May 2023 the NCSC and CISA released a joint cyber security advisory addressing a piece of Russian malware called Snake. According to them, this malware has been gathering intelligence for the FSB in more than 50 countries for the last 20 years. Off the back of this advisory JUMPSEC decided to perform a number of threat hunts to provide assurance for some of our clients. Whilst conducting...

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Ligolo: Quality of Life on Red Team Engagements

In recent months we, JUMPSEC’s red team, have been using a nifty little tool that we would like to share with you in this blog post. Ligolo-ng is a versatile tool that has been aiding our covert, and slightly-less-covert, engagements with regards to tunnelling, exfiltration, persistence, and widely improving the operators’ “quality of life” when carrying out assessments involving beaconing from...

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Hunting for ‘Snake’

Following the NCSC and CISA’s detailed joint advisory on the highly sophisticated ‘Snake’ cyber espionage tool, JUMPSEC threat intelligence analysts have provided a condensed blueprint for organisations to start proactively hunting for Snake within their network, contextualising key Indicators of Compromise (IoC), and providing additional methods to validate the effectiveness of Snake...

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Advisory CVE-2023-30382 – Half-Life Local Privilege Escalation

Software: Half-Life Affected versions: Latest (<= build 5433873), at the time of writing Vendor page: www.valvesoftware.com CVE Reference: CVE-2023-30382 Published: 23/05/2023 CVSS 3.1 Score: 8.2 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H Attack Vector: Local Credit: Ryan Saridar Summary An attacker can leverage a stack-based buffer overflow via Half-Life’s command line arguments to compromise the...

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