Oracle Java 0day and the Myth of a Targeted Attack

FireEye (@fireeye) were the first to speak around the Oracle Java 0day in a nice blog post “Zero-Day Season is Not Over Yet“. As they mentioned in the blog post it was just a matter of time that a PoC will be released. The tweet was dated from 9:26 PM – 26 August, 2012. Blog: …

WordPress TimThumb RFI Vulnerability used as Botnet Recruitment Vector

On thirst August 2011, Mark Maunder had reveal, through a defacement experience, that “timthumb.php” script, included in hundreds of WordPress themes, was vulnerable to remote file inclusion (RFI) attack. TimThumb is small php script for cropping, zooming and resizing web images (jpg, png, gif). The default configuration of “timthumb.php” script, in many WordPress themes, allow …