According to Security Affairs, vulnerabilities that reveal information about the user and execute code remotely were discovered in the operating system, called Tails.
The American information security company, called Exodus Intelligence has found some critical zero day vulnerabilities that allow attackers to disclose personal information.
Note that the operating system Tails, which was based on Linux and provided anonymity through Tor, was recommended by Edward Snowden.
Loc Nguyen, the information security expert from Exodus Intelligence said that the found problems allow both hackers and security services to gain access to personal user‘s data, in addition they help execute code remotely with the help of it attackers can have complete control over victim.
On July 22 a new version of Tails 1.1 was released, although researchers from Exodus Intelligence stated that the problem wasn’t corrected. For obvious reasons research details were not disclosed. Experts from Exodus Intelligence agreed with representatives of Tails to transfer details about the vulnerabilities.
Representatives of operating system Tails assured that they are continuously working on Tail‘s security improvement and AppArmor tool integrates into Tails, improving protection of kernel, web-browser and sandbox.