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Content posted in May 2013
Hacking Firmware And Detecting Backdoors
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
How device manufacturers can limit critical vulnerability discovery, public disclosure, and customer fallout
Fact Check: Endpoints Are The New Perimeter
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Have endpoints been a perimeter and, if so, what should you do?
Getting A Jump On Black Hat USA
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Dark Reading initiates early coverage on July Black Hat USA event, launches dedicated news page
The Network And Malware, Part Deux
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
Two analysts, one topic
The Network And The Malware
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
This is the first installment of a two-part series in which Mike Rothman and Wendy Nather will tackle how to use the network for detection, monitoring, and forensics of advanced malware
De-FUD-ing Privileged User Management
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
A helpful contrast shows you what not to do
Beware Of The 'Checklist' Penetration Tester
Commentary  |  5/23/2013  | 
A surefire way to spot a novice
Much Ado About PushDo
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
We don't need a stretcher -- we need a mop
Rethinking Identity Management
Commentary  |  5/20/2013  | 
Secret identities are a good thing. Multiple identities? Not so much
Why Database Monitoring?
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hoping other people detect your breach before you lose millions is not a good strategy
Know Your Pen Tester: The Novice
Commentary  |  5/14/2013  | 
Beware of the tool-obsessed pen-tester
Use A Human Trust Model For Endpoints
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Use anthropomorphic references to engage your brain and strengthen your approach to security
The Dragon In The Room
Commentary  |  5/10/2013  | 
China, China, China
I Think We're All Botnets On This Bus
Commentary  |  5/9/2013  | 
How many undercover researchers can fit under one cover?
Five Questions To Ask When Choosing A Threat Intelligence Service
Commentary  |  5/9/2013  | 
Threat intelligence services are becoming an essential weapon in the enterprise security arsenal. Do you know how to choose one?
Panic Now
Commentary  |  5/8/2013  | 
There is a big difference between panic and anxiety
Active Data Vs. Active Archive
Commentary  |  5/6/2013  | 
We need better metrics to help us decide what data should be on primary storage and what should be on archive storage.
Security Minor Leagues
Commentary  |  5/6/2013  | 
The security skills gap continues to expand as more companies realize what they need and, more importantly what they don't have. We need a security minor league system to meet the demand
La Vie En ROSI
Commentary  |  5/3/2013  | 
Return on security investment may be slightly less mythical than you think
Dark Reading's Seven-Year Itch
Commentary  |  5/1/2013  | 
After seven years of covering the security industry, Dark Reading is just getting started


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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.