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Content tagged with Database Security posted in January 2012
AT&T Tightens Up Tablet Security
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
AT&T has introduced new security tools that help healthcare providers better protect tablet-based patient data.
Database Password Storage Exposes Need For Better ID Management
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
DreamHost and other password breaches show weaknesses in the way passwords are stored
7 Tools To Tighten Healthcare Data Security
Slideshows  |  1/24/2012  | 
Most of the largest healthcare data security and privacy breaches have involved lost or stolen mobile computing devices. Consider these tools and tips for protecting patient data and managing breaches.
Oracle CPU Contains Lowest Number Of Database Fixes Ever
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Database security community concerned about Oracle's patch bottleneck
Patient Data Theft Sends IT Specialist To Jail
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Atlanta man gets 13 months for hacking into former employer's computer database and stealing patient data for a competing medical practice.
Hack Attacks Now Leading Cause Of Data Breaches
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Exclusive: Identity Theft Resource Center identifies hacking, followed by data lost in transit and insider attacks, as the leading data breach culprits in 2011.
Does NoSQL Mean No Security?
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
NoSQL databases offer an alternative to traditional relational databases but is immature and will introduce more risks
Health IT Managers Slow To Implement Cloud
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Security concerns keep health IT pros from jumping on cloud computing faster, a KLAS study suggests.
More Patient Data Risks, Lawsuits Predicted In 2012
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
The new year promises to bring greater patient data risks as healthcare organizations increase their use of mobile technology and social media sites.
AntiSec Hacks Signal Same Old, Same Old In Database Insecurity
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Hacktivist group takes down two law enforcement associations with ease


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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.