A critical 17-year-old remote code execution bug was discovered in pppd (Point to Point Protocol Daemon). PPPD is used to manage network connections between two nodes on Unix-like operating systems and is responsible for managing PPP session establishment and session termination. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-8597, is a flaw in the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) […]

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A new vulnerability was discovered in the sudo utility which allows an unprivileged user to gain root privileges without authentication. CVE-2019-18634 is classified as Stack-based Buffer Overflow(CWE-121). This flaw affects all Unix-like operating systems and is prevalent only when the ‘pwfeedback’ option is enabled in the sudoers configuration file. pwfeedback provides visual feedback(* for every […]

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