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Jim Zimmermann is Skillsoft's Solution Principal, IT & Digital Skills. Jim has been with Skillsoft for 12 years and has supported many of the Skillsoft's largest IT training customers.

Jim has more than 40 years of experience in IT and telecommunications and has started and sold three successful IT and media businesses. Jim also wrote the first commercially available email system for the IBM PC (before the days of the Internet) and helped develop the first color publishing system that ran on off-the-shelf Unix workstations. Jim is a successful analyst and writer and has written dozens of articles over the years for a number of IT publications and he has written technical white papers for many leading IT and telecom companies.

Jim is an avid bicycle rider and he is on the Board of Directors for several organizations building "rail trails" in the Lakes Region of NH. He is also the founder of Lakes Region Bicycling – a group that promotes bicycle riding in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.



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CVE-2019-19797
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-15
read_colordef in read.c in Xfig fig2dev 3.2.7b has an out-of-bounds write.
CVE-2019-5252
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
There is an improper authentication vulnerability in Huawei smartphones (Y9, Honor 8X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i, Y6 Pro). The applock does not perform a sufficient authentication in a rare condition. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the application locked by applock in an instant.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
Some Huawei smart phones have a null pointer dereference vulnerability. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone to be abnormal.
CVE-2019-5264
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
There is an information disclosure vulnerability in certain Huawei smartphones (Mate 10;Mate 10 Pro;Honor V10;Changxiang 7S;P-smart;Changxiang 8 Plus;Y9 2018;Honor 9 Lite;Honor 9i;Mate 9). The software does not properly handle certain information of applications locked by applock in a rare condition...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Huawei CloudUSM-EUA V600R006C10;V600R019C00 have an information leak vulnerability. Due to improper configuration, the attacker may cause information leak by successful exploitation.