Category: Vulnerability Case Studies

Current Vulnerability Trends

Increased Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities Exploitation In 2015 Adobe Flash was among the most exploited application (2016 Feb., “HPE Security Research: Cyber Risk Report 2016“).  Among the most exploited Adobe vulnerabilities were the major zero-day vulnerabilities: CVE-2015-5119, CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123 (Kerbs, B., 2015 Jul. 15).  Just days after CVE-2015-5119 was announced, it was found in seven […]

Common Java Vulnerabilities

Introduction Java is a very popular platform running on many devices from cell phones to supercomputers with some 9 million developers worldwide and boasting 1.1 billion installs each year (“Learn About Java…”, 2016). This makes it a lucrative target for cyber criminals with many exploit kits targeting Java. Below are some common exploits targeting Java […]