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Content tagged with Database Security posted in August 2010
The Essentials Of Database Assessment
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The three fundamental database security operational practices are refining access control, database configuration settings, and patching. And by "operational" I mean you do them over and over to make sure they are right.
HHS Committee Sanctions Health IT Security Proposal
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Contentious debate over how patients can opt out of data sharing nearly derailed the Department of Health and Human Services group's recommendations.
Database Threat Modeling And Strip Poker
Commentary  |  8/17/2010  | 
Threat modeling used to be an arcane process handed down from one security expert to another. But it's the single most valuable skill I have learned in security. It involves looking at every system interface or function and trying to find different ways to break it.
How To Protect Oracle Database Vault
Commentary  |  8/9/2010  | 
In Esteban Martinez Fayo's "Hacking and Protecting Oracle Database Vault" session at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, he used several exploit methods that could be used to disable Oracle Data Vault. Each exploit provided an avenue by which he could hack the database. With each exploit he performed the same hack: rename the dynamically linked library that implemented all Oracle Database Vaults functions.
Advocates Propose Child ID Theft Prevention Database
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Database, to be shared with credit reporting agencies, would verify if a social security number belongs to a minor.


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 ...
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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...