The Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer) is an enterprise-level virtualization platform for deploying and managing virtualized environments.
The hotfixes address vulnerabilities tracked as CVE-2023-23583 and CVE-2023-46835. The former is a security issue that Intel disclosed yesterday and impacts the 'Ice Lake' (2019) and later processor generations.
Known as a 'Redundant Prefix Issue', the vulnerability involves the execution of a specific instruction (REP MOVSB) with a redundant REX prefix, potentially leading to system instability, crashes, or, in rare cases, privilege escalation.
Intel released microcode that corrects the problem and recommends a prompt update to mitigate this issue.
Although CISA's KEV catalog is mainly aimed at federal agencies in the U.S. companies across the world are advised to use it as an alert system for exploited vulnerabilities and take the necessary steps to update their systems or apply vendor-recommended mitigations.
Multiple suspicious activity reports (SARs) in banks most likely led to the eviction of customers' accounts, and federal laws have little to say about the trigger for account cancellations. Reuters reported that in 2022, banks filed over 1.8 million SARs. This marked a 50 percent increase in just two years. This year, it is expected to hit nearly two million.
Smartphone addiction has now become a global issue, thanks to the popularity of social media platforms and mobile games. While smartphones can make life easier in many ways, excessive use of smartphones and similar devices has been linked to many health issues.
In a concerning revelation, Salem Hospital announced that approximately 450 patients who underwent endoscopy procedures at their facility might have been incidentally exposed to serious infectious diseases, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.