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Content posted in August 2012
The State Of Virtual Data Protection And Recovery
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Hybrid physical/virtual storage environments present their own challenges to data protection and backup. Start with a solid plan.
ID Don't Mean A Thing Unless It's Got That Integration Thing
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Architecture astronauts talk identity strategy, but pros talk identity integration logistics
Winning By Losing
Commentary  |  8/26/2012  | 
Employers and customers will take everything you have to give, and then ask for more. You can bitch about it, or you can say no -- the choice is yours
The Case For A Cyber Arms Treaty
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
In the wake of Stuxnet, could an international 'cyber arms' agreement forestall U.S. cyber warfare with China and other countries?
Sexy Monitoring
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
We examine security monitoring in the context of "sexy defense"
Your Biggest Risk: People With Good Intentions (But Bad Education)
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
Compliance and security is at greater risk from people than technology
5 Ways To Solve The Password Reset Problem
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
Apple, Amazon, and other vendors need to come up with better ways to safeguard accounts against social engineering attacks. But users must help.
What Sophos Brings To MDM Table
Commentary  |  8/13/2012  | 
Security vendors are rushing to fill gaping holes in IT's ability to manage mobile devices. But if you expect perfection, you'll wait too long.
Scaling The Twin Peaks Of Identity And Access Management
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
Scaling identity's twin peaks -- IAM -- is not easy, but it is possible. This post looks at the pitfalls and keys to success
Apple, Amazon Security Fails: Time For Change
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
What will it take for cloud service providers to overhaul their customer identification mechanisms and finally get serious about social engineering attack vectors?
Introducing: The RiskFish
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
In this first article, I'd like to give you a simple tool to help you better understand and categorize risk and security scenarios. We call it "The RiskFish" -- and it's free to use
Compliance And Proofreading: A Fresh Perspective Is Required
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
It can be difficult to see the errors we've made
Antivirus And The Wisdom Of Cabbies
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Viruses that cabbies -- like the one who drove me to Def Con -- complain about are precisely those that antiviruses can't clean


Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, Veracode,  11/30/2020
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CVE-2017-14451
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
An exploitable out-of-bounds read vulnerability exists in libevm (Ethereum Virtual Machine) of CPP-Ethereum. A specially crafted smart contract code can cause an out-of-bounds read which can subsequently trigger an out-of-bounds write resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can create/send m...
CVE-2017-2910
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
An exploitable Out-of-bounds Write vulnerability exists in the xls_addCell function of libxls 2.0. A specially crafted xls file can cause a memory corruption resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can send malicious xls file to trigger this vulnerability.
CVE-2020-13493
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
A heap overflow vulnerability exists in Pixar OpenUSD 20.05 when the software parses compressed sections in binary USD files. A specially crafted USDC file format path jumps decompression heap overflow in a way path jumps are processed. To trigger this vulnerability, the victim needs to open an atta...
CVE-2020-13494
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
A heap overflow vulnerability exists in the Pixar OpenUSD 20.05 parsing of compressed string tokens in binary USD files. A specially crafted malformed file can trigger a heap overflow which can result in out of bounds memory access which could lead to information disclosure. This vulnerability could...
CVE-2020-13496
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
An exploitable vulnerability exists in the way Pixar OpenUSD 20.05 handles parses certain encoded types. A specially crafted malformed file can trigger an arbitrary out of bounds memory access in TfToken Type Index. This vulnerability could be used to bypass mitigations and aid further exploitation....