This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).
VMware on Thursday informed customers that it has released patches for a critical remote code execution vulnerability in ESXi that was disclosed recently at the Tianfu Cup hacking competition in China.
According to organizers of the Tianfu Cup, a member of the 360Vulcan team demonstrated a virtual machine escape and took control of the host operating system. The exploit only took 24 seconds to execute and earned the hacker $200,000, the highest single payout at the event.
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