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Chairman, OWASP; Director, Product Security, Shape Security
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Michael Coates is the Chairman of the OWASP board, an international non-profit organization focused on advancing and evangelizing the field of application security. In addition, he is the creator of OWASP AppSensor, a project dedicated to creating attack-aware applications that leverage real-time detection and response capabilities. He is also the Director of Product Security at Shape Security, a Silicon Valley startup developing an entirely new type of web security product to protect websites against modern attacks. Previously, he was the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla where he founded and grew the Security Assurance and Web Security programs to 25 people. Throughout his career Michael has advised major corporations and governments on secure architecture and software security. He's also performed hundreds of technical security assessments for financial, enterprise, and cellular customers worldwide. He holds an MS in computer, information, and network security from DePaul University and a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains a security blog at michael-coates.blogspot.com.

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CVE-2015-4497
Published: 2015-08-29
Use-after-free vulnerability in the CanvasRenderingContext2D implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 40.0.3 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.2.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by leveraging improper interaction between resize events and changes to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) token...

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Published: 2015-08-29
The add-on installation feature in Mozilla Firefox before 40.0.3 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.2.1 allows remote attackers to bypass an intended user-confirmation requirement by constructing a crafted data: URL and triggering navigation to an arbitrary http: or https: URL at a certain early point i...

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Published: 2015-08-28
Buffer overflow in CHICKEN 4.9.0.x before 4.9.0.2, 4.9.x before 4.9.1, and before 5.0 allows attackers to have unspecified impact via a positive START argument to the "substring-index[-ci] procedures."

CVE-2015-1171
Published: 2015-08-28
Stack-based buffer overflow in GSM SIM Utility (aka SIM Card Editor) 6.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long entry in a .sms file.

CVE-2015-2987
Published: 2015-08-28
Type74 ED before 4.0 misuses 128-bit ECB encryption for small files, which makes it easier for attackers to obtain plaintext data via differential cryptanalysis of a file with an original length smaller than 128 bits.

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