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 Wolfgang Kandek

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Microsoft SIR, Dissected

4/28/2010
Microsoft published Version 8 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR) this week. The report covers the second half of 2009 and is a massive piece of information with almost 250 pages.

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In SSL We Trust? Not Lately

4/7/2010
In the past two weeks we have seen multiple problems with SSL, which is used in our Web browsers to protect the privacy and integrity of our electronic transactions.

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Energizer Bunny Gone Bad

3/10/2010
Along with the usual security alerts covering the March bulletins from Microsoft and various content management systems flaws, US CERT published an unusual security alert about a product from Energizer, the battery company.

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Adobe Reader's Patch Tuesday

1/7/2010
Next Tuesday, Jan. 12, is Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Beyond the usual patches from Microsoft, we will also get a critical update for a piece of software that increasingly plays a role in exploiting desktop systems -- the Adobe Reader from Adobe Systems.

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The Priority Patches From This Month's Batch

10/15/2009
Tuesday's patch releases by Microsoft and Adobe are creating plenty of work for IT administrators -- quite possibly involving multiple groups with further coordination and meetings. But there are two patches that IT administrators should be focusing on to roll out quickly:

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Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
Bug Hunting Paves Path to Infosec Careers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/8/2018
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CVE-2018-20127
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-13
An issue was discovered in zzzphp cms 1.5.8. del_file in /admin/save.php allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a mixed-case extension and an extra '.' character, because (for example) "php" is blocked but path=F:/1.phP. succeeds.
CVE-2018-20128
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-13
An issue was discovered in UsualToolCMS v8.0. cmsadmin\a_sqlback.php allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a backname[] directory-traversal pathname followed by a crafted substring.
CVE-2018-20129
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-13
An issue was discovered in DedeCMS V5.7 SP2. uploads/include/dialog/select_images_post.php allows remote attackers to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code via a double extension and a modified ".php" substring, in conjunction with the image/jpeg content type, as demonstrated by the filena...
CVE-2018-6706
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Insecure handling of temporary files in non-Windows McAfee Agent 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows an Unprivileged User to introduce custom paths during agent installation in Linux via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2018-6705
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.