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Jacob Baines

Principal Research Engineer, Zero Day Research

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Jacob joined Tenable in 2015 as a reverse engineer for the Nessus plugins team where he analyzed remote code execution vulnerabilities and developed plugins. He was very involved in the team’s malware scanning and YARA implementations. Since joining Tenable, Jacob has 64 CVEs and 51 research advisories credited to his name. He is the founding member of the Zero Day Research team.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys running (slowly), reading, good beer, occasionally contributing to open source projects, and maintaining a regrettably large garden.

Research Advisory
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

While investigating a Grandstream ATA HT814, Tenable discovered multiple vulnerabilities. CVE-2020-5760: Provisioning Command Injection Tenable found the HT800 series is vulnerable to command injection via the configuration file when P240...

Research Advisory
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

While examining a Grandstream UCM6202 IP PBX, Tenable discovered multiple authenticated remote OS command injection vulnerabilities. CVE-2020-5757: "New" HTTPS API Command Injection The UCM6200 Series "New" HTTPS API is vulnerable...

Research Advisory
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tenable found that the Grandstream Enterprise Multi-WAN Gigabit VPN Router ( GWN7000 ) version 1.0.9.4 and before is vulnerable to authenticated OS command execution. The GWN7000 web interface is built...

Research Advisory
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

While conducting research on a Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821, Tenable discovered a couple of vulnerabilities affecting numerous Cisco IP Phone models. CVE-2020-3161: Unauthenticated Stack-Based Buffer Overflow An unauthenticated remote...

Research Advisory
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

MikroTik's WinBox stores the user's cleartext password in a configuration file when the Keep Password option is selected. Keep Password is enabled by default. Specifically, the password is stored in...

Research Advisory
Monday, April 13, 2020

While investigating the Grandstream GXP1625, Tenable found a couple of vulnerabilities that allow an authenticated remote attacker to gain root access. CVE-2020-5738: Authenticated RCE via Tar Upload A remote authenticated...

Research Advisory
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tenable has discovered a couple of vulnerabilities in the port 37777 interface found on a variety of Amcrest/Dahua IP camera and NVR devices. Initially, we verified these vulnerabilities to be...

Research Advisory
Monday, March 30, 2020

While investigating the Grandstream UCM6202 IP PBX, Tenable discovered a few SQL injections that an unauthenticated remote attacker could use to obtain user passwords. CVE-2020-5723: Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information...

Research Advisory
Monday, March 23, 2020

While investigating the Grandstream UCM6202 IP PBX, Tenable discovered a previously patched but undisclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability, an SQL injection, can be used to achieve remote code execution in versions...

Research Advisory
Thursday, March 12, 2020

While investigating Kodi, Tenable found two issues. After discussions with Kodi, we hesitate to call these vulnerabilities, but the issues are severe and unexpected enough that we felt an advisory...

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