Significant virtual machine vulnerability has been hiding in floppy disk code for 11 years

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 CrowdStrike researchers announced this morning that they have discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in many of today’s most popular virtual machine platforms that could potentially allow hackers access to the host.

They named the vulnerability VENOM — Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation — because it takes advantage of long-neglected code, the virtual floppy disk controller.

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