Since the beginning of July, Cisco Talos has published 40 vulnerability advisories affecting a range of software and hardware, including the Microsoft Edge browser.
In our new series called “Vulnerability Roundup,” we’ll be recapping the vulnerabilities we recently disclosed to provide readers with an overview of what the issue is, how they can remediate and what the potential implications are for users. Our latest Vulnerability Advisories are always posted on Talos Intelligence’s website.
An attacker could trigger this vulnerability by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF in the browser. This could trigger a type confusion vulnerability, which could allow the adversary to write to arbitrary memory. Microsoft patched this issue on July 13.
The following Snort rules will detect exploitation attempts of this vulnerability: 61874 and 61875. Additional rules may be released in the future and current rules are subject to change, pending additional vulnerability information. For the most current rule information, please refer to your Cisco Secure Firewall or Snort.org.
Talos disclosed multiple vulnerabilities in these products despite no official fix from Milesight, in adherence to Cisco’s vulnerability disclosure policy. Milesight did not respond appropriately during the 90-day period as outlined in the policy.
We have a complete technical breakdown of how an attacker could string some of these vulnerabilities together to completely compromise the UR32L router and MilesightVPN.
In all, Talos released 22 security advisories regarding Milesight products this month, nine of which have a CVSS score greater than 8, associated with 69 CVEs.
Heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Diagon text translator
Our researchers discovered two vulnerabilities in the Diagon text interpreter that could cause heap-based buffer overflow conditions. Diagon translates Markdown into several formats, including latex, planar graph and tables.
The Diagon interpreter translates a Markdown text sequence diagram to a graphical sequence diagram.
An adversary could exploit TALOS-2023-1745 (CVE-2023-31194) by tricking the user into opening a specially crafted Markdown file, thereby causing an improper array index validation. TALOS-2023-1744 (CVE-2023-27390) could be exploited the same way, but in this case, leads directly to remote code execution. Diagon’s maintainer released an update to address these vulnerabilities.