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Vulnerability Summary for the Week of May 3, 2021

Original release date: May 10, 2021


High Vulnerabilities

iPhone Hack Allegedly Used to Spy on China’s Uyghurs

U.S. intelligence said that the Chaos iPhone remote takeover exploit was used against the minority ethnic group before Apple could patch the problem.

Exim Releases Security Update

Original release date: May 7, 2021

Exim has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in Exim versions prior to 4.94.2. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

80% of Net Neutrality Comments to FCC Were Fudged

NY's AG: Millions of fake comments – in favor and against – came from a secret broadband-funded campaign or from a 19-year-old's fake identities.

Joint NCSC-CISA-FBI-NSA Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian SVR Activity

Original release date: May 7, 2021

CISA has joined with the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA), in releasing a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory

 Cisco Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products 

Original release date: May 6, 2021

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. For updates addr

Qualcomm Chip Bug Opens Android Fans to Eavesdropping

A malicious app can exploit the issue, which could affect up to 30 percent of Android phones.

Critical Cisco SD-WAN, HyperFlex Bugs Threaten Corporate Networks

The networking giant has rolled out patches for remote code-execution and command-injection security holes that could give attackers keys to the kingdom.

Ryuk Ransomware Attack Sprung by Frugal Student

The student opted for “free” software packed with a keylogger that grabbed credentials later used by "Totoro" to get into a biomolecular institute. 

Massive DDoS Attack Disrupts Belgium Parliament

A large-scale incident earlier this week against Belnet and other ISPs has sent a wave of internet disruption across numerous Belgian government, scientific and educational institutions.

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