Security Notices

SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise (Sunburst)

Dec 18, 2020

On Sunday December 13, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released Emergency Directive 21-01 about the SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise, now being referred to as SunBurst. The active global attack targets versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1 HF1 of the SolarWinds Orion Platform software that was released between March and June 2020. The breach resulted in a supply chain attack on SolarWinds customers through code compromise in the SolarWinds Orion software package. This exploit can give attackers access to companies networks and data.

PaperClip DOES NOT use SolarWinds Orion, or any SolarWinds product in which Orion is a component.

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Apache CVE-2017-9798

Sep 25, 2017

This notice is informational only and does not affect ANY of PaperClip's services.

Apache httpd allows remote attackers to read secret data from process memory if the Limit directive can be set in a user's .htaccess file, or if httpd.conf has certain misconfigurations, aka Optionsbleed. This affects the Apache HTTP Server through 2.2.34 and 2.4.x through 2.4.27. The attacker sends an unauthenticated OPTIONS HTTP request when attempting to read secret data. This is a use-after-free issue and thus secret data is not always sent, and the specific data depends on many factors including configuration. Exploitation with .htaccess can be blocked with a patch to the ap_limit_section function in server/core.c.

National Institute of Standards and Technology - NATIONAL VULNERABILITY DATABASE

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Apache Struts Vulnerability (CVE-2017-9805)

Sep 13, 2017

This notice is informational only and does not affect ANY of PaperClip's services.

On September 6, 2017, the Apache Foundation released information on three seperate vulnerabilities affecting Apache Struts. One of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-9805) takes advantage of a weakness in the Struts REST plugin.

Successful exploitation would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and potentially take control of the system. The following applications/systems are affected by this vulnerability as listed in the Apache Security Bulletin S2-052 description:

  • Apache Struts 2.1.2 - Struts 2.3.34
  • Apache Struts 2.5 - Struts 2.5.12

Further details regarding this vulnerability can be found on Apache's website:

Apache Struts Security Bulletin – Critical:

Apache Struts Vulnerability CVE-2017-9805:

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Sep 24, 2014
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A vulnerability referred to as Shellshock allows exploitation of the Bash Shell. The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by passing strings of code as environment variables. Bash shell is used on UNIX, Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X computers.

PaperClip has reviewed its inventory of Linux appliances and determined that at no time were they vulnerable. Bash Shells were not available and customary ports needed were disabled at the firewalls.

PaperClip working with our appliance vendors has already updated IPS/IDS signatures which will block any outside attempts to discover BASH Shells.

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