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 Thomas Ristenpart

Profile of Thomas Ristenpart

Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin
News & Commentary Posts: 2

Thomas Ristenpart is on the Skyhigh Networks Cryptography Advisory Board and is a professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. His research spans a wide range of computer security topics, most recently focusing on new threats to, and opportunities for, cloud computing security, as well as topics in applied and theoretical cryptography. His work has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, ABC News, U.S. News and World Report, and elsewhere. He completed his PhD at UC San Diego in 2010, received the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department Dissertation Award in 2011, an NSF CAREER Award in 2013, Best Paper Award at USENIX Security 2014, and is a co-PI for the ongoing NSF Frontier Project called Silver focusing on cloud security topics.

Articles by Thomas Ristenpart
Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
2019 Attacker Playbook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  12/14/2018
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CVE-2018-6978
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
vRealize Operations (7.x before 7.0.0.11287810, 6.7.x before 6.7.0.11286837 and 6.6.x before 6.6.1.11286876) contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper permissions of support scripts. Admin user of the vROps application with shell access may exploit this issue to elevate the...
CVE-2018-20213
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
wbook_addworksheet in workbook.c in libexcel.a in libexcel 0.01 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (SEGV) via a long name. NOTE: this is not a Microsoft product.
CVE-2017-15031
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
In all versions of ARM Trusted Firmware up to and including v1.4, not initializing or saving/restoring the PMCR_EL0 register can leak secure world timing information.
CVE-2018-19522
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
DriverAgent 2.2015.7.14, which includes DrvAgent64.sys 1.0.0.1, allows a user to send an IOCTL (0x800020F4) with a buffer containing user defined content. The driver's subroutine will execute a wrmsr instruction with the user's buffer for partial input.
CVE-2018-1833
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
IBM Event Streams 2018.3.0 could allow a remote attacker to submit an API request with a fake Host request header. An attacker, who has already gained authorised access via the CLI, could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the request header. IBM X-Force ID: 150507.