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Content tagged with Database Security posted in October 2012
Nightmare On Database Street: 5 Database Security Horror Stories
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Chilling stories from penetration testers, database pros, and security consultants in the field
Cyber Crooks Target Healthcare For Financial Data
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Identity thieves looking for a quick buck often don't even know they are attacking healthcare organizations, Verizon investigation finds.
When Data Errors Don't Matter
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Does bad data break 'big data' analysis?
Office 365 Boasts HIPAA-Compliant Messaging System
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Several universities adopt Microsoft's cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant system in an effort to keep personal health data safer.
Malware Threatens Medical Device Security
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Hospitals must contend with older operating systems that lack the latest security patches, and cope with the convergence of medical devices, EHRs, and mobile apps.
Health Data Breach Response: Culture Change Needed
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Seattle Children's Hospital CISO builds incident response team and culture of continuous improvement concerning data breaches.
Could Hackers Change Our Election Results?
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Many of the same vulnerabilities exist in electronic voting systems as the last time we elected a president, and new ones abound that could put voter databases at risk and undermine civic confidence
Dodging 5 Dangerous Database Default Settings
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Out-of-the-box settings and weak configuration of databases make it easier for thieves to break into data stores and harder for IT to quickly detect breaches
What's The Threat?
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
SQL injection -- not malware -- is the main threat to databases
Health IT Offers Safe Haven In A Storm
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Government report offers an action plan to protect access to medical records in case of a hurricane, tornado, or other disaster.


Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/11/2019
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CVE-2018-5740
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
"deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is i...
CVE-2018-5741
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
To provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND 9 provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update ...
CVE-2016-9778
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An error in handling certain queries can cause an assertion failure when a server is using the nxdomain-redirect feature to cover a zone for which it is also providing authoritative service. A vulnerable server could be intentionally stopped by an attacker if it was using a configuration that met th...
CVE-2017-3135
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
Under some conditions when using both DNS64 and RPZ to rewrite query responses, query processing can resume in an inconsistent state leading to either an INSIST assertion failure or an attempt to read through a NULL pointer. Affects BIND 9.8.8, 9.9.3-S1 -> 9.9.9-S7, 9.9.3 -> 9.9.9-P5, 9.9.10b1...
CVE-2017-3136
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
A query with a specific set of characteristics could cause a server using DNS64 to encounter an assertion failure and terminate. An attacker could deliberately construct a query, enabling denial-of-service against a server if it was configured to use the DNS64 feature and other preconditions were me...