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Vulnerabilities in Blu-ray players open door for network compromise

2015/03/02

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at NCC Group discovered security flaws in the software and hardware of Blu-ray players that could allow attackers to use poorly implemented Java to create malicious discs in order to bypass auto-run protection mechanisms through a sandbox escape and execute arbitrary code automatically. The second vulnerability was achieved by launching a library from a USB drive plugged into the device and the Web browser which could allow modifications of the firmware in order to remove anti-piracy technology.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Vulnerabilities-in-Blu-Ray-Players-Open-Door-for-Network-Compromise-474635.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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