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Content tagged with Compliance posted in March 2013
Arguments Against Security Awareness Are Shortsighted
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A counterpoint to Bruce Schneier's recent post on security awareness training for users
Mission Impossible: 4 Reasons Compliance Is Impossible
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
Compliance, like security, is not a constant
Monitoring The Nomads In Your Network
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
As more employees bring their own devices into the network, tracking the nomadic technology can be difficult. From basic to sophisticated, options abound, say experts
Genesco Lawsuit Could Shake PCI Compliance Regime To Its Core
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
If courts were to reverse $13 million in fines levied by Visa against the retailer, it could take a lot of wind out of PCI's sails
Botnet Business Booming
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2013  | 
Some dismantled botnets rank in the top ten most prevalent as old bot malware gets repurposed, according to new Fortinet report
On Security Awareness Training
Commentary  |  3/19/2013  | 
The focus on training obscures the failures of security design
Defending Local Admin Against Physical Attacks
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
Physical access usually spells game over, but protections can be put in place to help defend against local boot attacks
FTC Goes After Text-Message Spammers
Quick Hits  |  3/8/2013  | 
The Federal Trade Commission filings go after 29 defendants sending 180 million phony text messages promising free gift cards
An Auditor's Thoughts On Access Control
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Four key access control considerations an auditor will look for
Cybercriminals Likely To Expand Use Of Browser Proxies
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Online thieves targeting victims in Brazil use a browser feature known as proxy auto-configuration to send victims to malicious sites
The Great Lie Of Compliance
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
If you believe you are fully compliant, then you are not
Desktops-As-A-Service Boost Security, But Beware
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
At RSA session, panelists argue that companies can better protect sensitive data and systems by using virtual desktop infrastructure, but warn that everything relies on the quality of the hypervisor
Tale Of Two Compromises Provides Lessons For SMBs
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
The stories behind the hacking of a startup's CEO and a journalist, as told at the RSA Conference, provides small and midsize businesses with good tactics to secure their businesses


WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-17437
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
Memory leak in the H5O_dtype_decode_helper() function in H5Odtype.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted HDF5 file.
CVE-2018-17438
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
A SIGFPE signal is raised in the function H5D__select_io() of H5Dselect.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library during an attempted parse of a crafted HDF file, because of incorrect protection against division by zero. It could allow a remote denial of service attack.
CVE-2018-17439
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
An issue was discovered in the HDF HDF5 1.10.3 library. There is a stack-based buffer overflow in the function H5S_extent_get_dims() in H5S.c. Specifically, this issue occurs while converting an HDF5 file to a GIF file.
CVE-2018-17432
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
A NULL pointer dereference in H5O_sdspace_encode() in H5Osdspace.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HDF5 file.
CVE-2018-17433
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-24
A heap-based buffer overflow in ReadGifImageDesc() in gifread.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HDF5 file. This issue was triggered while converting a GIF file to an HDF file.