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Content posted in July 2011
Personal Mobile Devices Still Vex IT
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Two thirds of large enterprises surveyed by Courion say that employees are causing security breaches by connecting personal mobile devices to the corporate network.
Future Clouds: Centralized Or Decentralized?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The trend might be moving toward putting more eggs in fewer, more secure baskets
How to Choose A Cloud Storage Provider: Security
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
In the first of a three-part series, we outline security considerations in selecting a place to store your data in the cloud.
A 'Spooks And Suits' Red Team Game
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Social media apps meet national security
LulzSec Hacks Murdoch's Sun, Cisco Sheds 6,500 Jobs
Commentary  |  7/19/2011  | 
LulzSec's retirees came out of self-imposed exile and played a mean game of bingo against Rupert Murdoch Monday.
Cyber Strategies: National Security Versus Child Pornography
Commentary  |  7/18/2011  | 
Among the interesting findings of an audit of the FBI's cyber crime capabilities: how Congress budgets the bureau, as well as the extent to which all cyber crime is local.
Don't Foist Euro-Style Online Privacy On The U.S.
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
As Congress debates numerous privacy bills, don't assume that the tougher protections afforded by EU law are the right model for the U.S.
Antisec Attacks An Urgent Wake-Up: InformationWeek Now
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
It's difficult to gauge the ethos of these next generation hackers. If I could summarize, it's this: Punish.
Federated Data And Security
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
'Data virtualization' is a misnomer -- it's 'federated data.' Here's why it's important
Murdoch Kills 'News of the World': The Coming Security Backlash
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
News Corp. scandal demonstrates massive shift in how privacy is perceived
Simple Isn't Simple
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
It's time to admit security is hard, and to stop blaming the victims for being human
Low And Slow, Persistence, Loud And Proud, And The Fundamentals
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
The attackers are changing (again), but security fundamentals remain the same -- and we still suck at them


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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.