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Content posted in June 2012
Not Much To Learn From The Second Kick Of The Mule
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
Repeating compliance and security failures shows a lack of progress
FTC Sets Consumer Data Collection Limits
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
As Spokeo gets fined $800,000, FTC tries to enforce differences between consumer-reporting services and people-search services, which gather and sell large amounts of publicly accessible personal data.
Patching Goes Up In Flames
Commentary  |  6/24/2012  | 
The Flame malware throws the integrity of patching into question, which creates quite a quandary for those trained to patch early and often. This represents a significant inflection point for security -- or does it?
Flame: Reading Between The Ones And Zeros
Commentary  |  6/23/2012  | 
As more information about Flame is revealed, let's consider what we might infer from Flame's composition
Deduplication Performance: More Than Processing Power
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Storage performance problems can't be solved by just throwing more processing power at them.
Logging Smarter, Not Just Harder
Commentary  |  6/18/2012  | 
The problem is not just Big Data -- it's variable data. We attempt to find the answer in late-night commercials
Ironman And Captain America Fight Over Compliance
Commentary  |  6/18/2012  | 
Defending your company requires both warriors and soldiers
Don't Blame Me, I'm Just An Employee
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
If you're looking for a cure for mishandling of sensitive data, then look no further than your own management team
LinkedIn: Making Insecure Connections
Commentary  |  6/11/2012  | 
The recent breach of millions of LinkedIn passwords highlights an all-too-common issue
When Is A Breach Not A Breach?
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Monitoring: It's not just for breaches anymore -- and actually it never was. Here are some of the other uses for security monitoring
The Truth Is Not Believable
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Too many businesses don’t want to know about their compliance problems
Was U.S. Government's Stuxnet Brag A Mistake?
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Some lawmakers accuse Obama administration of failing to manage its secrets, but Stuxnet now stands as a warning of America's cyber-warfare capabilities.
Systems Are Not Compliant; Organizations Are Compliant
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
IT cannot make your organization compliant


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CVE-2018-12697
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
A NULL pointer dereference (aka SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000) was discovered in work_stuff_copy_to_from in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12698
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
demangle_template in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows attackers to trigger excessive memory consumption (aka OOM) during the "Create an array for saving the template argument values" XNEWVEC call. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12699
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
finish_stab in stabs.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact, as demonstrated by an out-of-bounds write of 8 bytes. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12700
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
A Stack Exhaustion issue was discovered in debug_write_type in debug.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 because of DEBUG_KIND_INDIRECT infinite recursion.
CVE-2018-11560
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
The webService binary on Insteon HD IP Camera White 2864-222 devices has a stack-based Buffer Overflow leading to Control-Flow Hijacking via a crafted usr key, as demonstrated by a long remoteIp parameter to cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi on port 34100.