Tags: Vulnerabilities

Kali Linux 2016.2 Delivers New Security Testing Options

A year ago, Kali Linux moved to a rolling release cycle in an effort to provide a continuous stream of application updates. Kali Linux is a popular open-source Linux distribution for security professionals, loaded with a growing list of tools for information gathering, vulnerability analysis, web...
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Pokemon Rootkit Targets Linux Systems

Trend Micro researchers have discovered a stealthy new rootkit family named after Pokemon character Umbreon which could allow hackers to remotely control targeted devices. The rootkit has been designed to target Linux systems – including those running Intel and ARM chips – meaning it could be used...
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Linux Flaw Allows Attackers to Hijack Web Connections

Researchers discovered that a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) specification implemented in Linux creates a vulnerability that can be exploited to terminate connections and conduct data injection attacks. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-5696, is related to a feature described in RFC 5961, which...
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