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6 min PCI

Enforce and Report on PCI DSS v4 Compliance with Rapid7

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that connects stakeholders from the payments and payment processing industries to craft and facilitate adoption of data security standards and relevant resources that enable safe payments worldwide.

2 min

Rapid7 Insight Platform Achieves Level 2 TX-Ramp Authorization

Rapid7's Insight Platform has officially achieved Level 2 Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP) authorization. This milestone marks a significant step forward in providing our customers peace-of-mind as well as the best end-to-end cloud security solutions.

3 min Metasploit

Metasploit Weekly Wrap-Up 04/12/24

Account Takeover using Shadow Credentials The new release of Metasploit Framework includes a Shadow Credentials module added by smashery [] used for reliably taking over an Active Directory user account or computer, and letting future authentication to happen as that account. This can be chained with other modules present in Metasploit Framework such as windows_secrets_dump. Details The module targets a ‘victim’ account that is part of a

3 min Emergent Threat Response

CVE-2024-3400: Critical Command Injection Vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

On Friday, April 12, Palo Alto Networks published an advisory on CVE-2024-3400, a CVSS 10 vulnerability in several versions of PAN-OS, the operating system that runs on the company’s firewalls. CVE-2024-3400 allows for arbitrary code execution as root.

7 min Research

Stories from the SOC Part 2: MSIX Installer Utilizes Telegram Bot to Execute IDAT Loader

In part one of our blog series, we discussed how a Rust based application was used to download and execute the IDAT Loader. In part two of this series, we will be providing analysis of how an MSIX installer led to the download and execution of the IDAT Loader.

13 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - April 2024

One late-breaking zero-day vuln. Defender for IoT critical RCEs. Dozens of SQL OLE DB driver RCEs. Microsoft adds CWE and Vector String Source to advisories.

3 min Metasploit

Metasploit Weekly Wrap-Up 04/05/2024

New ESC4 Templates for AD CS Metasploit added capabilities [] for exploiting the ESC family of flaws in AD CS in Metasploit 6.3. The ESC4 technique in particular has been supported for some time now thanks to the ad_cs_cert_templates module which enables users to read and write certificate template objects. This facilitates the exploitation of ESC4 which is a misconfiguration in

5 min Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

What’s New in Rapid7 Products & Services: Q1 2024 in Review

We kicked off 2024 with a continued focus on bringing security professionals the tools and functionality needed to anticipate risks, pinpoint threats, and respond faster with confidence.

3 min Rapid7 Disclosure

CVE-2024-0394: Rapid7 Minerva Armor Privilege Escalation (FIXED)

Rapid7 is disclosing CVE-2024-0394, a privilege escalation vulnerability in Rapid7 Minerva’s Armor product family. The root cause of this vulnerability is Minerva’s implementation of OpenSSL’s OPENSSLDIR parameter, which was set to a path accessible to low-privileged users.

4 min Career Development

Challenges Drive Career Growth: Meet Rudina Tafhasaj

Starting a career for the first time in a new country can be intimidating. For Rudina Tafhasaj, her path to Senior Application Engineer at Rapid7 was paved with both unique challenges, and incredible rewards.

3 min Emergent Threat Response

Backdoored XZ Utils (CVE-2024-3094)

On Friday, March 29, after investigating anomalous behavior in his Debian sid environment, developer Andres Freund contacted an open-source security mailing list to share that he had discovered an upstream backdoor in widely used command line tool XZ Utils (liblzma).

3 min Metasploit

Metasploit Weekly Wrap-Up 03/29/2024

Metasploit adds three new exploit modules including an RCE for SharePoint.

10 min Malware

Stories from the SOC Part 1: IDAT Loader to BruteRatel

Rapid7’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) team continuously monitors our customers' environments, identifying emerging threats and developing new detections.

12 min Metasploit

Metasploit Framework 6.4 Released

Today, Metasploit is pleased to announce the release of Metasploit Framework 6.4. It has been just over a year since the release of version 6.3 [] and the team has added many new features and improvements since then. For news reporters, please reach out to Kerberos Improvements Metasploit 6.3 included initial support for Kerberos authentication within Metasploit and was one of the larger features i

2 min Metasploit

Metasploit Weekly Wrap-Up 03/22/2024

New module content (1) OpenNMS Horizon Authenticated RCE Author: Erik Wynter Type: Exploit Pull request: #18618 [] contributed by ErikWynter [] Path: linux/http/opennms_horizon_authenticated_rce AttackerKB reference: CVE-2023-0872 [] Description: This module exploits built-in functionality in OpenNMS Horizon in order to execute arbitrary commands as t