Listing of common Windows commands that attackers intruding into a network use in order to collect information and/or to spread malware infection within the network. http://blog.jpcert.or.jp/2016/01/windows-commands-abused-by-attackers.html
Vovnenko and his lawyers agreed to a plea agreement where Vovnenko took the rap, agreeing that he could face a sentence of 20 years imprisonment and $250,000 fine. Because he also faced the charge of Aggravated Identity Theft, there is an additional two year mandatory minimum sentence that cannot run concurrently with any other sentence. Sentencing in this case is set to May 2, 2016.
Two security vulnerabilities were found in the userhelper utility, (part of the usermode package) and the libuser library. Authenticated, local users with shell access could combine these vulnerabilities to achieve local privilege escalation to the root user, it lets users change /etc/passwd. These flaws have been assigned CVE-2015-3245 and CVE-2015-3246. Info was released as soon as patch was, better hurry and patch 🙂 Src: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q3/186
OS X 10.10 DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability: Affects OS X Yosemite v.10.10, the latest stable release, and the beta version 10.10.5 , so many people are affected by this. The flaw is the environment variable called DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE that was added in Yosemite. It specifies where in the file system a component of the operating system called the dynamic linker can log error messages, and it can be abused by an attacker to modify arbitrary files as root. You can escalate to root privileges by typing this in terminal:
echo 'echo "$(whoami) ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL" >&3' | DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE=/etc/sudoers newgrp; sudo -s
The products affected by the privilege escalation vulnerability are: ‘VMware Workstation’, ‘Horizon Client’ (with Local Mode Option), and ‘Player’. VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows do not set a discretionary access control list (DACL) for one of their processes. This may allow a local attacker to elevate their privileges and execute code in the security context of the affected process. More info ::HERE::.