Skyscrapers blog by tag: managed services

AWS and Linode XEN updates

Published on March 2, 2015 by Frederik Denkens

A couple of days ago, the world learned about a new security issue in the virtualisation software XEN. This component powers many clouds. The exact details of the issue are under embargo until March 10, after which they will be made public.  We manage hosting-platforms for our customers on various providers, including Amazon Web Services […]

GLIBC ‘Ghost’ vulnerability

Published on January 28, 2015 by Filip Van Tittelboom

Yesterday evening, there was a lot of talk on the ol’ interwebz about the latest ‘Internet Killer’ bug dubbed ‘Ghost’. It’s a GLIBC vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235) affecting almost every Linux distribution. A remote attacker able to call the affected functions could exploit the flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the […]

We had a busy week: Shellshock and XSA-108

Published on October 1, 2014 by Frederik Denkens

One of the things customers expect from us, is that we manage the security risks of their cloud-environments. To show our job is never finished, last week we got treated to 2 big security threats in the cloud. This article gives some detail on the events and how we handled them. Shellshock Last week Wednesday 24/9 […]

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