Aviatrix VPN vulnerability left user endpoints wide open

    Date 05 Dec 2019
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Aviatrix, a supplier of open source enterprisevirtual private networks(VPNs) to customers including BT, Nasa and Shell, has patched a serious vulnerability in its client that could have given an attacker escalation privileges on a machine to which they already had access. Learn more about this vulnerability and its implications for Linux users in an informative Computer Weekly article:

    The vulnerability was uncovered byImmersive Labsresearcher and content engineer Alex Seymour, after noticing that the VPN client was unusually verbose when booting on a Linux machine.

    Its disclosure comes hot on the heels of government warnings about the possibility of state-sponsored threat actors targeting high-profile organisations through VPN vulnerabilities in products from the likes of Pulse Secure, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet.

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