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Content tagged with Database Security posted in October 2009
SAP, Nokia Partner On Mobile Security
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
With the joint venture's technology, prescription drugs, software, and other goods could be tagged with smart barcodes to protect them from counterfeiting.
The ABCs Of DAM
Commentary  |  10/26/2009  | 
Database activity monitoring (DAM) has been the biggest advancement in database security in the past decade. Identity management controls access, and encryption protects data on media, but monitoring verifies usage.
E-Health Records Put Patient Privacy At Risk
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Healthcare IT managers say their organizations aren't adequately protecting electronic health records, survey says.
Laptop Theft Nets Data On 800,000 Doctors
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
The stolen laptop contained personal data on nearly every physician in the country.
Getting Around Vertical Database Security
Commentary  |  10/14/2009  | 
A few database administrators told me they wanted to know why database security is vertical and how they can fix it. True, database access controls are vertical. The basic construct of a database is a table, and access controls grant access to tables or columns. This means you can see all of the entries from top to bottom, or none at all. Access is vertical and it lacks granularity.
Avoiding Database Audit Pitfalls
Commentary  |  10/8/2009  | 
Many seasoned database administrators howl in protest at the mere suggestion of running native auditing functions due to the poor performance and log management headaches that often come with auditing.
Database Auditing Essentials
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
Auditing database activity is a core component to any data security program. Databases capture data access and alterations during transaction processing, along with modifications to the database system. These actions are captured and written into an audit log that is managed by the database internally. The audit log is the most accurate source of events because it's the database that acts as the arbiter to ensure transactional consistency and data integrity.
A Weapon Against SQL Injection
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
The single most common database security inquiry I get is, "What's this whole stored procedure parameter thing, and how does it help with SQL injection?"
Dark Reading's Database Security Tech Center Refresh
Commentary  |  10/1/2009  | 
The Dark Reading Database Security Tech Center is expanding. The subsite, devoted to bringing you news, product information, opinion, and analysis all focused on the very timely topic of database security, has been well-received by our readers since its launch in June, so we're adding two new elements to provide even more depth of coverage: a new blogger dedicated to database security, and new monthly feature articles that drill down on the latest database security threats and issues.


New Mexico Man Sentenced on DDoS, Gun Charges
Dark Reading Staff 5/18/2018
Google to Delete 'Secure' Label from HTTPS Sites
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  5/21/2018
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CVE-2017-9317
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
Privilege escalation vulnerability found in some Dahua IP devices. Attacker in possession of low privilege account can gain access to credential information of high privilege account and further obtain device information or attack the device.
CVE-2018-1193
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
Cloud Foundry routing-release, versions prior to 0.175.0, lacks sanitization for user-provided X-Forwarded-Proto headers. A remote user can set the X-Forwarded-Proto header in a request to potentially bypass an application requirement to only respond over secure connections.
CVE-2018-1122
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
procps-ng before version 3.3.15 is vulnerable to a local privilege escalation in top. If a user runs top with HOME unset in an attacker-controlled directory, the attacker could achieve privilege escalation by exploiting one of several vulnerabilities in the config_file() function.
CVE-2018-1123
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
procps-ng before version 3.3.15 is vulnerable to a denial of service in ps via mmap buffer overflow. Inbuilt protection in ps maps a guard page at the end of the overflowed buffer, ensuring that the impact of this flaw is limited to a crash (temporary denial of service).
CVE-2018-1125
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-23
procps-ng before version 3.3.15 is vulnerable to a stack buffer overflow in pgrep. This vulnerability is mitigated by FORTIFY, as it involves strncat() to a stack-allocated string. When pgrep is compiled with FORTIFY (as on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora), the impact is limited to a crash.