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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


Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Dark Reading Staff 8/17/2018
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CVE-2011-2765
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
pyro before 3.15 unsafely handles pid files in temporary directory locations and opening the pid file as root. An attacker can use this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files via symlinks.
CVE-2018-15594
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtual guests.
CVE-2018-15572
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
The spectre_v2_select_mitigation function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 does not always fill RSB upon a context switch, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct userspace-userspace spectreRSB attacks.
CVE-2018-15573
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. Attackers can use the web interface to read and write data to any file on disk (as long as rlm.exe has access to it) via /goform/edit_lf_process with file content in the lfdata parameter and a pathname in the lf...
CVE-2018-15574
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the license editor in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. It is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the /goform/edit_lf_get_data lf parameter via GET or POST. NOTE: the vendor has stated "We do not consider this a vulnerability."