URGENT! Patch PaperCut today to block ransomware and hacking

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Bottom Line Up Front     If you use PaperCut,  patch immediately to prevent ransomware and malicious exploitation. 

If you use PaperCut, it is advised that you install the most recent patch now to prevent further exploitation. A group of known threat actors has found a vulnerability with the common print management software PaperCut which is used by large institutions, companies, and organizations and by hundreds of millions of people from over 100 countries.

  • CVE-2023–27350 / ZDI-CAN-18987 / PO-1216: Unauthenticated remote code execution flaw impacting all PaperCut MF or NG versions 8.0 or later on all OS platforms, for both application and site servers. (CVSS v3.1 score: 9.8 – critical)
  • CVE-2023–27351 / ZDI-CAN-19226 / PO-1219: Unauthenticated information disclosure flaw impacting all PaperCut MF or NG versions 15.0 or later on all OS platforms for application servers. (CVSS v3.1 score: 8.2 – high)

As early as April 11th but officially on April 13th, hackers known as Lace Tempest (previously DEV-0950) associated with CIOp (“Clop” and LockBit ransomware gangs as with past association with other known financially motivated threat actors FIN11, TA505, and Evil Corp exploited a vulnerability allowing TrueBot ransomware to gain access to archived print jobs and user information through the MegaSync file sharing application.  This type of attack was recently used to exploit Fortra’s GoAnywhere MFT earlier this year.

Since the PaperCut exploits are very fresh, many of the affected organizations might not be aware that ransomware syndicates are snooping within their IT environments.

– CyberNews April 27th, 2023

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