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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on October 1, 2014

September 29, Softpedia – (International) New remote code execution flaws found in Shellshock-patched Bash. Researchers found four additional vulnerabilities with the Bash command interpreter for Linux, Shellshock, two of which were unofficially patched after new changes to the code. The two new bugs that remain could be exploited remotely and in an easier way due to the rare use of address space layout randomization (ASLR) when compiling Bash. Source:

September 29, Softpedia – (International) Ello social network recovers after DDoS attack. Administrators with Ello, a social networking site, announced they blocked a bad IP address that was responsible for sending junk traffic after reporting the site was under an apparent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Source:

September 29, Softpedia – (International) Cisco lists 31 products vulnerable to the Shellshock vulnerability. Cisco released a list of 31 products vulnerable to the Shellshock glitch which included connection routing, network management, and media content delivery and encoding, among others. Oracle also released a list of 32 products vulnerable to attack by the Bash bug after the company changed its initial list and appended new products. Source:

September 26, SC Magazine – (International) iThemes users asked to change passwords following attack. The CEO if iThemes, a WordPress themes, plugins, and training provider, advised 60,000 past and current users to reset their passwords following an attack on its membership database that may have compromised usernames, email addresses, passwords, names, IP addresses, and purchase information. Source:


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