RSS HKCERT

  • SA20080501 Android Multiple Vulnerabilities August 5, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Android, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeRemote Code ExecutionInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology AffectedAndroid 8.0, 8.1, 9, 10SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor:https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2020-08-01  
  • SA20080401 Ghostscript Security Restriction Bypass Vulnerability August 4, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in Ghostscript, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Security Restriction BypassSystem / Technology Affected Ghostscript version 9.50Ghostscript version 9.52SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=5d499272b95a6b890a1397e11d20937de000d31b
  • SA20080402 Netgear Products Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities August 4, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in Netgear, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Remote Code ExecutionSystem / Technology Affected R8300 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.2.134R6700v3 running firmware versions prior to 1.0.4.98SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor's web-site for more details.   Apply fixes issued by the vendor: […]
  • SA20080303 IBM WebSphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities August 3, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceRemote Code ExecutionInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology Affected WebSphere Application Server for IBM Cloud Private VM Quickstarter 3.0 and 3.1SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes […]
  • [Security Blog] HKCERT Security Newsletter (August 2020 Issue) August 3, 2020
    August 2020 Issue of Security Newsletter is available now.
  • SA20080302 Red Hat JBoss Multiple Vulnerabilities August 3, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Red Hat JBoss, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Cross-Site ScriptingDenial of ServiceSecurity Restriction BypassInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology AffectedRed Hat JBoss Middleware Text-Only Advisories for MIDDLEWARE 1 x86_64Red Hat JBoss Web Server 5.3 for RHEL 6 Server - noarchRed Hat JBoss Web Server 5.3 for […]
  • SA20080301 Linux Kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities August 3, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Ubuntu, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeSecurity Restriction BypassInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology Affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTSSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: For detail, please refer to the […]
  • SA20073004 GRUB Multiple Vulnerabilities July 30, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Juniper, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeRemote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassSystem / Technology Affected Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows 10 Microsoft Windows Server Red Hat Liunx Ubuntu Liunx Debian Liunx Suse LiunxSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor […]
  • SA20073003 Mozilla Products Multiple Vulnerabilities July 30, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Mozilla, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceRemote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology Affected Firefox version prior to 79Firefox ESR version prior to 78.1Thunderbird version prior to 78.1 SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details.   […]
  • SA20073002 Adobe Magento Multiple Vulnerabilities July 30, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Magento, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Cross-Site ScriptingRemote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassSystem / Technology Affected Magento Commerce 2 version 2.3.5-p1 and earlierMagento Open Source 2 version 2.3.5-p1 and earlier SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details.   Apply […]

RSS GovHK Law & Order

  • Police condemn netizens' rumour August 4, 2020
    Police today severely condemned netizens for spreading fake news that the Commissioner of Police was infected with COVID-19 and sternly stated that such a rumour is totally groundless and fictitious. The force emphasised that it severely condemns the ill-intentioned parties who intend to cause chaos by spreading fake news and warned that resolute follow-up action will […]
  • Security Bureau debunks fake news August 4, 2020
    The Security Bureau today strongly condemned people who disseminated fake news on social media to mislead members of the public. It said the fake news claimed that the Secretary for Security had stated the Government would arrest or punish diplomatic personnel from countries that interfere in Hong Kong affairs and their nationals in the city. The bureau […]
  • Govt opposes UK group’s report August 4, 2020
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today strongly deplored and opposed the biased comments in the report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong of the UK on August 4. In a statement, it said that matters of the Hong Kong SAR remain China's internal affairs. No other state has the right to […]
  • HK-NZ legal pacts suspended August 2, 2020
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, in accordance with the instruction of the Central People's Government, today issued a notice to the New Zealand Consulate-General to suspend the agreements on surrender of fugitive offenders and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with New Zealand. In a statement, the Hong Kong SAR Government said it is an […]
  • SJ promotes mediation August 1, 2020
    I am pleased to have shared with solicitor Mr TK Iu in an interview the effort by the Department of Justice in promoting mediation internationally and locally. The full interview is available at the Kluwer Mediation Blog (http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2020/08/02/interview_with_hksj/). I hope you enjoy reading it! Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng wrote this article and posted it on […]
  • 1 type of mask found to be unsafe July 30, 2020
    Customs seized 434 boxes of surgical masks which had a bacterial count suspected of exceeding the limit and urged people to stop using this type of mask. The department received test results of the latest batch of 14 test-purchased surgical mask samples on July 29. The total bacterial count of one type of surgical mask exceeded the […]
  • Crime rises 27.9% July 28, 2020
    The number of crimes recorded in the first half of 2020 was 32,345, a 27.9% increase when compared with the same period in 2019. Reviewing the law and order situation in Hong Kong today, Police said there were 4,507 violent crime cases, a 13.5% increase over the same period last year.     The increase was attributed to crimes arising from […]
  • HK suspends legal pacts July 27, 2020
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, in accordance with the instruction of the Central People’s Government, today issued notices to the Canadian, Australian and UK consulates to suspend the agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with these countries. In a statement, the Hong Kong SAR Government said it is an international practice to […]
  • Govt reports 2 COVID-19 cases July 25, 2020
    The Social Welfare Department (SWD) today said that an Assistant Social Work Officer of its Information Systems & Technology Branch has tested positive for COVID-19. The officer last worked in the office in Skyline Tower, Kowloon Bay on July 17. So far, no staff working there have developed symptoms or tested positive. Meanwhile, a 48-year-old male police officer […]
  • Law fund application period extended July 23, 2020
    In view of the latest COVID-19 epidemic developments, the deadline for the LawTech Fund application period will be extended to September 6 to allow eligible law firms and chambers more time to prepare their applications. Established under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, the LawTech Fund has been open for applications since April to assist small […]

RSS GovHK Press Release

  • CHP investigates 85 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 August 5, 2020
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has announced that as of 0.00am, August 5, the CHP was investigating 85 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 3 755 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 3 754 confirmed cases and one probable […]
  • Members of the public to pay attention to Guangdong Province's adjustment of prevention and control measures for persons travelling to Guangdong from Hong Kong August 5, 2020
         Regarding the announcement made by the Guangdong (GD) Provincial Government today (August 5) on the adjustment of the COVID-19 nucleic acid test requirement for persons entering Guangdong from Hong Kong which will come into effect on the day after tomorrow (August 7), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) urged members of […]
  • HKSAR Government responds to Report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong August 5, 2020
         The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) today (August 5) strongly deplored and opposed the report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong of the United Kingdom (UK) on August 4.             The HKSAR is an inalienable part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), a local administrative region […]
  • LCSD lifeguard preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19 August 5, 2020
         The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 5) said that a lifeguard has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).        The lifeguard concerned works at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool in Kowloon City District. He last performed duties on July 25. The swimming pool has been temporarily closed since July […]
  • Employers, contractors and employees should be aware of electrical safety at work during rainstorm August 5, 2020
         As the rainstorm warning has been issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, the Labour Department (LD) reminds employers and contractors that they should adopt necessary work arrangements and take suitable safety measures to protect the safety of their employees when they are carrying out electrical work or handling electrical plant.      A spokesman for the LD […]
  • Public urged to report flooding August 5, 2020
    Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:      Members of the public are advised to report any street flooding that comes to their notice to the Drainage Services Department by calling the 24-hour drainage hotline on 2300 1110.
  • Security Bureau strongly condemns dissemination of fake news August 5, 2020
         The Security Bureau noticed that someone disseminated fake news on social media today (August 5), misleading members of the public that the Secretary for Security had stated that the Government would arrest or punish diplomatic personnel from countries that interfere in Hong Kong affairs and their nationals in Hong Kong.      A spokesman for the Security […]
  • PYNEH announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19 August 5, 2020
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:      The spokesperson for Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) today (August 5) made the following announcement concerning a preliminary positive case of COVID-19 infection:      A 69-year-old male patient with chronic disease was admitted to the surveillance ward of PYNEH in the afternoon of July 30 […]
  • Pet cat and dog test positive for COVID-19 virus August 5, 2020
         A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (August 5) that samples from a pet cat and a pet dog sent to the AFCD have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.        The cases involve a Scottish short-haired cat and a Yorkshire Terrier dog that lived in Tsuen Wan […]
  • Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases August 5, 2020
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:      As at 9am today (August 5), 174 COVID-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital. So far a total of 2 314 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.             At present, there are 668 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 222 negative pressure beds […]