Steve Povolny is the Head of Advanced Threat Research for McAfee Enterprise, which delivers groundbreaking vulnerability research spanning nearly every industry. With more than a decade of experience in network security, Steve is a recognized authority on hardware and software vulnerabilities, and regularly collaborates with influencers in academia, government, law enforcement, consumers and enterprise businesses of all sizes. Steve is a sought after public speaker and media commentator who often blogs on key topics. He brings his passion for threat research and a unique vision to harness the power of collaboration between the research community and product vendors, through responsible disclosure, for the benefit of all.

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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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Overmedicated: Breaking the Security Barrier of a Globally Deployed Infusion Pump

Cyberattacks on medical centers are one of the most despicable forms of cyber threat there is. For instance, on October...

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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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Major HTTP Vulnerability in Windows Could Lead to Wormable Exploit

Today, Microsoft released a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in its web server http.sys. This product is a Windows-only HTTP server...

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Beyond Clubhouse: Vulnerable Agora SDKs Still in Widespread Use

On February 17th, 2021, McAfee disclosed findings based on a 10-month long disclosure process with major video conferencing vendor Agora,...

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Researchers Follow the Breadcrumbs: The Latest Vulnerabilities in Windows’ Network Stack

The concept of a trail of breadcrumbs in the offensive security community is nothing new; for many years, researchers on...

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McAfee ATR Launches Education-Inspired Capture the Flag Contest!

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team just completed its second annual capture the flag (CTF) contest for internal employees. Based on tremendous...

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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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CVE-2020-16898: “Bad Neighbor”

CVE-2020-16898: “Bad Neighbor” CVSS Score: 8.8 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C Overview Today, Microsoft announced a critical vulnerability in the Windows IPv6 stack,...

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Dopple-ganging up on Facial Recognition Systems

Co-authored with Jesse Chick, OSU Senior and Former McAfee Intern, Primary Researcher. Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Huang, McAfee Advanced...

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