San Antonio, TX – September 7, 2016 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed security risk assessments, disclosed the discovery of two security vulnerabilities found in Veritas’ Infoscale Operations Manager. The vulnerabilities allow user access when the software is installed on Linux or as SYSTEM when installed on Windows. If exploited, a cybercriminal could potentially take full control of the managed hosts, gaining access to sensitive data and causing significant disruption to an organization’s operations.
Veritas Infoscale was swift in its collaboration with DDI and response with patches to the system were issued today. It is critical for organizations to immediately apply the patches released by Veritas Infoscale. For specific instructions on how to obtain and apply the update, contact Veritas technical support.
About the Vulnerabilities
Details surrounding the vulnerabilities are available on the DDI website. Additionally, DDI’s patented scanning technology is capable of detecting all of these vulnerabilities with explicit network tests for the affected network services. Free scans are available.
Digital Defense Research Methodology and Practices
DDI’s Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) regularly works with organizations in the responsible disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities. The expertise of DDI’s VRT, when coupled with the company’s next generation hybrid cloud platform, Frontline™ Vulnerability Manager, enables our early detection capabilities. When zero-days are discovered and internally validated, our VRT immediately contacts the IT platform supplier to notify the organization of the new finding(s) and then
VRT assists, wherever possible, with the IT platform supplier’s remediation actions.
“The strength of our talent and technology continues to be a differentiator for our organization,” states Larry Hurtado, DDI president and CEO. “The diligence of our team has resulted in the swift identification and notification of vulnerabilities that could threaten the security of organizations across the globe.”