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What you Need To Know About The Critical Citrix Gateway (Netscaler) Vulnerability CVE-2019-19781

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (2019-12-31 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Jason Lam, Johannes Ullrich

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Citrix published a critical security bulletin advising users of its Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway devices of an easily exploited remote code authentication vulnerability. Many organizations are relying on these devices as load balancers, to control access to APIs and to terminate SSL VPNs. An attacker may use this vulnerability to execute code on the device, compromising a critical perimeter security component. In this webcast, you will learn how to protect yourself from this vulnerability and how to detect possible exploit attempts. We will show how attackers find vulnerable devices and discuss if any exploits have already been detected in the wild.

Why is this important:

  • The vulnerability allows unauthenticated, remote code execution on a critical perimeter security device
  • It is estimated that 80,000 organizations are affected
  • Citrix released a bulletin with a fix 2 weeks ago, but the impact of the vulnerability wasn't apparent until earlier this week.

Speaker Bios

Jason Lam

Jason holds a leadership role at a large global financial company. In this role, hes accountable for global direction and management of cyber security defense and response. He has nearly two decades of experience in the information security industry, progressing from hands-on research work to securing large-scale enterprise environments. Over the years, Jason has performed and led intrusion detection, penetration testing, defense improvement programs and incident response in large enterprise environments. Jason is a co-author and instructor for SEC522: Defending Web Application Security Essentials as well as sole author of the brand new MGT520: Leading Cloud Security Design and Implementation. Learn more about Jason here.

Johannes Ullrich

Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Technology Institute, is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. His research interests include IPv6, network traffic analysis and secure software development. In 2004, Network World named Johannes one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry, and SC Magazine named him one of the top five influential IT security thinkers for 2005. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes served as a lead support engineer for a web development company and as a research physicist.

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