Commentary
Content posted in October 2011
Basic Baselining For Quick Situational Awareness
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Baselines can be extremely valuable in knowing what's going on within your network, but they can't help if they're not created -- start with the basics
UBS Finds Risk Management Stress Test Costly
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
UBS failed to stop a single rogue trader from racking up $2 billion in losses. Yet, some experts argue that banks overall may be better than others at managing risk.
Sinkholing For Profit
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
Concerns over the legality and ethics of security organizations that profit from their sinkhole operations
Does Cybercrime Pay?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Turning a profit in today's underground economy remains tough. Here's why.
Authentication Reality Check
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Two-factor authentication products slow to catch on
On Trusting Certificate Authorities
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The time has come for a way to vet CAs by reputation
Authentication With Hardware
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Needed: a unified way for users to log in websites regardless of the device they are using
FFIEC Goes Beyond Traditional Authentication
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The FFIEC recommends that organizations provide additional business and fraud detection controls to offset weaknesses in authentication technology
Pro Pen Testing: The Zero-Knowledge Approach
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
Special care must be taken in a penetration test that locates targets with 'zero-knowledge'
McAfee + NitroSecurity: SIEM Merger Done Right
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
McAfee showcases the perfect security company merger by bringing out a SIEM offering that better anticipates an increasingly hostile world
Advanced Threats And Scenario-Based Penetration Testing
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Why your pen-test efforts probably aren't preparing you for the worst
DerbyCon Fosters Community -- Videos Available Online
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
DerbyCon's successful first year reminds us of what the security community is all about: sharing and learning from others, promoting new ideas, and advancing the art of security
Steve Jobs And Tech Security
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Apple's products continue to highlight what relatively secure operating system environments look like.
Most Consumers Don't Lock Mobile Phone Via PIN
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
44% of respondents say its's too much of a hassle, new survey reports.


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The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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