Palo Alto Networks


UPS: Observations on CVE-2015-3113, Prior Zero-Days and the Pirpi Payload

A June 23 FireEye blog post titled “Operation Clandestine Wolf” discussed a cyber espionage group, known as APT3, that had been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash. Unit 42 also tracks the APT3 group using the name UPS, which is an intrusion set with Chinese origins that is known for having early access to zero-day vulnerabilities and delivering a backdoor called Pirpi.

The UPS group has exploited several zero-day vulnerabilities, most recently using the zero-days rele...

Jul 27, 2015

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