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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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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
Turn the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into Reality: 5 Steps
Mukul Kumar & Anupam Sahai, CISO & VP of Cyber Practice and VP Product Management, Cavirin Systems,  9/20/2018
NSS Labs Files Antitrust Suit Against Symantec, CrowdStrike, ESET, AMTSO
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-3914
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 2000 bytes. An attacker can s...
CVE-2018-3915
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the retrieval of database fields in the video-core HTTP server of the Samsung SmartThings Hub STH-ETH-250 - Firmware version 0.20.17. The strcpy call overflows the destination buffer, which has a size of 64 bytes. An attacker can sen...
CVE-2018-11240
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. There are no restrictions on the 'exec command' feature of the T-Router protocol. If the command syntax is correct, there is code execution both on the other modem and on the main servers. This is fixed in production builds as of S...
CVE-2018-11241
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
An issue was discovered on SoftCase T-Router build 20112017 devices. A remote attacker can read and write to arbitrary files on the system as root, as demonstrated by code execution after writing to a crontab file. This is fixed in production builds as of Spring 2018.
CVE-2018-16784
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-21
DedeCMS 5.7 SP2 allows XML injection, and resultant remote code execution, via a "<file type='file' name='../" substring.