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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in October 2014
Drupal: Attacks Started Within Hours Of Patch Release
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
If you didn't patch your site quickly, you should assume it was compromised, Drupal says.
Financial Breaches Show Trust Model Is Broken
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Its a full-blown crisis when a dozen major financial services firms admit to having their networks probed by the same attackers as those behind the JPMorgan Chase breach.
Shellshock Attacks Stack Up
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Organizations are unable to keep up with patching processes and find incident response practices lag in wake of Bash bug.
Retailers Now Actively Sharing Cyberthreat Intelligence
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
The retail industry's R-CISC has been up and running for four months now and is looking for more retailers to sign up.
Welcome To My Cyber Security Nightmare
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
Happy Halloween. Here are three chilling scenarios that will keep even the most hardened infosec warrior awake all night.
What Scares Me About Healthcare & Electric Power Security
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Both industries share many of the same issues as enterprises. But they also have a risk profile that makes them singularly unprepared for sophisticated threats
A Simple Formula For Usable Risk Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
How infosec can cut through the noise and gain real value from cyberdata.
Poll: Patching Is Primary Response to Shellshock
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
As potential threats mount, Dark Reading community members home in on patching infrastructure but not devices, according to our latest poll.
Attacks On Patched Sandworm Flaw Force Microsoft To Issue Fix It
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
More than a week after Microsoft fixed a flaw affecting almost all Windows versions, attackers are continuing to exploit it.
Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
Insecure Protocol Puts 1.2M SOHO Devices At Risk
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Enterprises should take care to prohibit NAT-PMP traffic on untrusted network interfaces.
Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Partner Perspectives  |  10/21/2014  | 
How to improve digital immunity by sharing Indicators of Attack.
Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
Nearly Half Of Consumers Will Punish Breached Retailers During Holidays
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Consumers say they'll talk with their wallets if they hear their favorite store has played fast and loose with customer data.
Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/17/2014  | 
In the wake of Shellshock and Heartbleed, has the glow of open-source application security dimmed?
'Silent' Fix For Windows USB Bug?
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2014  | 
Researchers say a newly patched Microsoft USB flaw in older versions of Windows had at some time previously been fixed in newer versions of the OS.
The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Slideshows  |  10/16/2014  | 
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
Russian Hackers Made $2.5B Over The Last 12 Months
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The big bucks are in selling credit card data -- not using it for fraud -- and PoS and ATM attacks are on the rise.
'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.
Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
Mastering Security Analytics
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
The Sandworm cyber espionage gang out of Russia intensifies its attacks in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict and sanctions against Russia with classic zero-day -- plus a popular cybercrime toolkit.
Shellshock Mayhem Marks The Start Of Malware Mess
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Existing Mayhem botnet malware kit now includes Shellshock exploit -- and experts say that'll be the model for more enterprising criminals.
In AppSec, Fast Is Everything
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
The world has shifted. The SAST and DAST tools that were invented over a decade ago are no longer viable approaches to application security.
Security Education K Through Life
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
InfoSec professionals of the future need access to the right education and tools early on and throughout their entire work life.
MBIA Breach Highlights Need For Tightened Security Ops
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Configuration change management and better monitoring could have prevented search engine indexing of sensitive financial information.
Yahoo Server Hack: Shellshocked Or Not?
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Yahoo goes on the record to state that an attack over the weekend was not related to Shellshock, but an independent researcher insists the Bash bug is rearing its head on Yahoo infrastructure.
Tokenization: 6 Reasons The Card Industry Should Be Wary
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
VISAs new token service aims to provide consumers a simple, fraud-free digital payment experience. Its a worthy goal, but one that may prove to be more aspirational than functional.
HBGary Founder Launches New Security Startup
Quick Hits  |  10/7/2014  | 
Greg Hoglund's new Outlier Security offers SaaS-based security and IR for endpoints.
Apple Makes Move To Shut Down Mac Botnet
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Cupertino engineers move swiftly to contain a Trojan outbreak reportedly propagated through pirated software.
How Cookie-Cutter Cyber Insurance Falls Short
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Many off-the-shelf cyber liability policies feature a broad range of exclusions that wont protect your company from a data breach or ransomware attack.
How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Old-school exploits used in new ways are placing fresh demands for intel-sharing among infosec pros and their time-tested and next-gen security products.
Cyberinsurance Resurges In The Wake Of Mega-Breaches
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Insurance policies customized for cyberattack protection are on the rise as businesses worry they could be the next Target.
Poll: Employees Clueless About Social Engineering
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Not surprisingly, our latest poll confirms that threats stemming from criminals hacking humans are all too frequently ignored.


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CVE-2019-19071
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the rsi_send_beacon() function in drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_mgmt.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering rsi_prepare_beacon() failures, aka CID-d563131ef23c.
CVE-2019-19072
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the predicate_parse() function in kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-96c5c6e6a5b6.
CVE-2019-19073
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
Memory leaks in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_hst.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering wait_for_completion_timeout() failures. This affects the htc_config_pipe_credits() function, the htc_setup_complete() function, ...
CVE-2019-19074
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ath9k_wmi_cmd() function in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/wmi.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-728c1e2a05e4.
CVE-2019-19075
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ca8210_probe() function in drivers/net/ieee802154/ca8210.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3.8 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering ca8210_get_platform_data() failures, aka CID-6402939ec86e.