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  • Writer's pictureMichael Paulyn

Devastating LastPass Data Breach Due to Engineer's Failure to Update Plex Software

In a recent devastating data breach on LastPass, it turns out the cause was one of the engineers not updating the Plex Software, a critical reminder to stay up-to-date with all software.

LastPass shared that they could not identify the cybercriminals that made off with the sensitive data and other details "available from a third-party data breach and a vulnerability in a third-party media software package to launch a coordinated second attack."

Specifically, this vulnerability is CVE-2020-5741 (CVSS score: 7.2), a deserialization flaw impacting Plex Media Server on Windows. This flaw allows an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute random Python code in the context of the current operating system user.

A spokesperson from Plex Software stated that "this issue allowed an attacker with access to the server administrator's Plex account to upload a malicious file via the Camera Upload feature and have the media server execute it."

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