Only a few hours after a serious security flaw was discovered on Wednesday, numerous tech publications began comparing it to HeartBleed, the serious security flaw discovered the previous year that rendered communications with numerous well-known web services insecure and potentially exposed millions of plain-text passwords.

However, keep calm. Although the most recent vulnerability has a better moniker than HeartBleed, it won’t pose as much of a threat.

Let’s learn more about Venom right now:

The virtual floppy drive code used by a variety of computer virtualization platforms contains a vulnerability called Venom (CVE-2015-3456) that, if exploited…

…may give an attacker access to the operating system hosting a guest virtual machine (VM) as well as any additional guest VMs running on the same host machine after they have successfully escaped from one.

The Virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) is utilized in many contemporary virtualization systems and appliances, including Xen, KVM, Oracle’s VirtualBox, and the native QEMU client, according to CrowdStrike. This nearly ten-year-old flaw was found in the open-source virtualization package QEMU.

Venom and Heartbleed, however, cannot be compared in any way. Venom issue simply could not be exploited on the same scale as HeartBleed, which allowed hackers to scan millions of PCs.

Venom-like flaws are frequently employed in highly focused assaults like corporate espionage, cyber warfare, or other such attacks.

Venom on Cloud Services

The good news is that the majority of them have found a solution, ensuring their clients won’t need to worry.

There is no risk to AWS client data or instances, according to a statement from Amazon Web Services.

However, Rackspace told its clients that it has “applied the required patch to our infrastructure and is working with customers to fully remediate this vulnerability.” The problem, according to Rackspace, does affect a percentage of its Cloud Servers.

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