22 October 2017
Last week, I had some interesting discussions about when to panic if a new vulnerability is published. With the concept of critical vulnerabilities in mind, this is an easy task:
To be honest, the panic in the media about the WPA2 / Krack vulnerability published last week appears somewhat exaggerated. CVE-2017-11292 however, a remote code execution vulnerability in Flash Player published on 16 October 2017, was not discussed in the media at all, although Kaspersky found an exploit on 10 October 2017.
Please keep in mind that critical vulnerability must be mitigated before an exploit is available on the market. The flash player vulnerability shows, that immediate action is required.
Have a great week!