News & Commentary

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.


WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  10/19/2018
6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  10/16/2018
NC Water Utility Fights Post-Hurricane Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  10/16/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.