Solaris zero-day method used by hackers


FireEye’s investigation unit Mandiant has published the details of a new security threat called the UNC1945. The organization said that the threat actor used a zero-day liability in the Oracle Solaris OS as part of its breach into the corporate networks. Common targets of UNC194 attacks include organizations dealing in consultation, financial, telecommunications, etc.

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The zero-day vulnerability as tagged as CVE-2020-14781 by the Solaris Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM), which allowed the threat actor to circumvent the authentication process and deploy a backdoor called the SLAPSTICK on the exposed Solaris servers. Mandiant said that the hackers used the backdoor to gain access and launch reconnaissance activities inside the corporate networks.

Source: zdnet