Eoin Carroll is a Principal Engineer and Senior Vulnerability Researcher on the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team, focused on researching the trustworthiness of emerging computing platforms and protocols. He also analyzes critical industry vulnerabilities and innovates advanced threat defenses.

He has 20 years of diverse experience, from electronic engineering to a variety of offensive and defensive security roles. For the first decade of his career he worked as an electronic engineer in both the semiconductor and medical device industries, gaining a wealth of engineering and risk experience. During the second decade he has been building his career in platform security through Product Security, reverse engineering critical industry vulnerabilities and designing exploit protections. In addition, he has lead Product Security teams, mentored many Product Security Engineers/Architects, supported local universities to keep their security curriculum relevant to industry needs and regularly speaks at universities and STEM events to inspire the next generation of security talent.

He is very passionate about analyzing the security models of emerging platforms and protocols against the current and future threat landscape.

His work experience includes threat modeling, secure platform design, memory forensics, vulnerability and exploit analysis, reverse engineering, product engineering, operating system internals and incident response.

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Windows RDP Client Porting Critical Vulnerabilities to Hyper-V Manager

This month brings us yet another critical RCE (Remote Code Execution) bug found in the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Client...

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The Bug Report | September 2021: CVE-2021-40444

Why am I here? There’s a lot of information out there on critical vulnerabilities; this short bug report contains an...

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Critical RDP Vulnerabilities Continue to Proliferate

This month’s Patch Tuesday brings us a relatively small number of CVEs being patched, but an abnormally high percentage of...

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Seven Windows Wonders – Critical Vulnerabilities in DNS Dynamic Updates

Overview For the March 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a set of seven DNS vulnerabilities. Five of the vulnerabilities are...

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CVE-2020-17051: Remote kernel heap overflow in NFSv3 Windows Server

CVSS Score: 9.8  Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C  Overview  Microsoft released a patch today for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-17051) in the Windows NFSv3 (Network File System) server. NFS is typically...

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Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 1

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

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Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 2

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

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Hunting for Blues – the WSL Plan 9 Protocol BSOD

Windows Subsystem for Linux Plan 9 Protocol Research Overview This is the final blog in the McAfee research series trilogy...

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Transitioning to a Mass Remote Workforce – We Must Verify Before Trusting

While not a new practice, the sheer volume of people required to adhere to social distancing best practices means we...

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SMBGhost – Analysis of CVE-2020-0796

The Vulnerability The latest vulnerability in SMBv3 is a “wormable” vulnerability given its potential ability to replicate or spread over...

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