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Content tagged with Database Security posted in July 2010
What You Should Know About Tokenization
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
A week ago Visa released a set of best practices and recommendations for tokenization. Unfortunately, "best practices" leaves plenty of room for poor implementations.
SIEM Ain't DAM
Commentary  |  7/19/2010  | 
I've been getting questions about the difference between system information and event management (SIEM) and database activity monitoring (DAM) platforms. It's easy to get confused given their similarities in architecture. There's also a great deal of overlap in events that each collects and the way they handle information. Couple that with aggressive marketing claims, and it seems impossible to differentiate between the two platforms.
Patching And Risk Mitigation
Commentary  |  7/15/2010  | 
I followed an interesting discussion on a DBA chat board this week regarding whether to patch a database. The root issue for the DBA was a minor vulnerability was corrected by a recent patch release, but fear that a multipatch install process could fail halted the upgrade.
Oracle Patches 59 Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Sun Solaris product suite, Oracle Database Server, Fusion Middleware, and Supply Chain Products Suite vulnerable to remote exploitation, with no authentication required.
ID Thefts Go Unreported Despite Notification Laws
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
The Identity Theft Resource Center says one-third of breaches appear to be malicious, but a lack of transparency and accountability may be masking true extent of problem.
HHS Proposes Patient Privacy Rules
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services regulations would expand patients' rights to control their personal health data.
Microsoft Aims To Alleviate Health IT Cloud Concerns
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Healthcare providers still have many reservations about the security of cloud computing for electronic medical records and mission-critical apps.
Healthcare CIOs Inattentive To Social Networking Policy
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
The latest round of Facebook privacy issues reinforces the importance of implementing and enforcing social networking policies and guidelines says a Garner analyst.


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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 ...

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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.