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Content tagged with Database Security posted in May 2012
U of Nebraska Breach Highlights Education In Crosshairs
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Database containing 654,000 exposed through 'targeted' attack
Data Breach Costs Massachusetts Hospital $750K
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
South Shore Hospital pays a hefty $750,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that it failed to protect personal and confidential patient information.
Delete Data To Delete Risk
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Smart data-retention policies allow an organization to rid itself of risky data when there's no need to keep it in the database anymore
ONC To Medical Practices: Get A Security Officer
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
An Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology guide calls for medical offices to select a privacy and security officer.
Mass SQL Injections Spike Again
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Experts warn orgs to keep up with patches and sanitize input to mitigate risks
7 Ways Oracle Puts Database Customers At Risk
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Oracle's missteps during the TNS Poison disclosure debacle highlights its failures in helping customers secure their databases


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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
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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.