A vulnerability which is known to the designers, implementers, or operators of the system, but has not been corrected.

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Switching to new encryption method (without losing data?)

Let's say you have a website that provides a service of some kind. Users can log in, they can store some kind of data, and there's various types of encryption in place to keep it all safe. Passwords ...
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How can I report PCI-DSS violations?

A large supermarket chain in the UK, are storing their passwords in plaintext. Apparently, Mastercard's security department are already involved. I'd like to report them for violating PCI-DSS, since ...
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SQL Injection: Drop All Tables

I used some vulnerability scanners to check a site of mine, and an instance of blind SQL injection was returned. However, when I try to exploit this vulnerability by entering the following into the ...
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Why isn't AV software configured to recognize installed program vulnerabilities?

Background (not necessary to read): I've used a few different major AV programs day-to-day over the years, and not one has ever informed me I was running code with known vulnerabilities. Not only ...
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XSS MySQL Database Accessible?

I'd like to know if there is any danger of someone being able to access the database via XSS vulnerabilities on this page. I have the following link. When you go to this link, the text I've enclosed ...
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Security issues with allowing Dropbox installations on client PC's in our organisation

Does anyone know if there is any good reasons not to allow Dropbox installations on our client PC's? All the PC's have antivirus installed and running. I know it is an additional attack vector to ...
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FireFox's restore previous session restores logins authenticated by server's sessions

In a website I'm building when I login, close FireFox, open FireFox and try to go to the website again I must login again (as expected) BUT if I select "Restore Previous Session" I am logged in again. ...
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Recognizing malicious URL attempts against your website

On serveral websites I've run, I periodically see URLs run against my servers that look like this: /url_result?ctw_=sT,een_j...tdmlydXMtc2NhbS1lb........ Does anyone recognize it? I've tried to ...
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Is there a need to define “language safety”?

Language safety is not clearly defined while there're warnings about for instance Java. So how can you say that language is not safe while language safety is not clearly defined? If Java is unsafe ...
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ASP.NET vulnerability CVE-2008-5100 (assembly signing bypass): is there a fix?

The short version of this question is:  Is there a fix or mitigation for the ASP.NET vulnerability CVE-2008-5100, which allows attackers to bypass assembly digital signature checking? I'll ...
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Evernote hacked - precautions?

On March 2, 2013, the digital note taking system Evernote was hacked. Evernote has forced new passwords and have released new updates to Windows, Windows phone and iOS of their client software. ...
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Dynamic tools to detect vulnerabilities in software applications written in c?

I am doing a project on detecting vulnerabilities in Windows 7/8 for software applications. Some of which some have source code available and some do not. Please suggest some technique that can help ...
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Dropbear SSH server use-after-free vulnerability

"This vulnerability is located within the Dropbear daemon and occurs due to the way the server manages channels concurrency. A specially crafted request can trigger a use after free condition which ...
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Why are vulnerabilities and lack of security possible in computers?

I have heard about computer vulnerabilities, virus, malware, etc. Why are these threats possible? Why doesn't the computer just do the things it is supposed to? Why do some people write malware, ...
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my site with joomla 1.5.14 got defaced and I'd like to know how he did it and stop it

I am supposed to manage the content of a site and it got defaced. The site is hosted on a Linux server running Apache. Apache version: 2.2.13 Linux version is Debian 4.0(I think I don't really have ...
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How can I mitigate the threat that DPAPick poses to my DPAPI protected data?

The Windows Data Protection API (DPAPI) is the suggested method for storing secrets on Windows systems (such as database passwords required by ASP.Net applications). DPAPick was presented at BlackHat ...
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How should one prepare himself for a job interview for penetration testing?

So, the title basically says it all. I would really like to hear out some of the more experienced friends here with their answers for this. Should it revolve around the ability to verbally explain ...
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Is SSH2 still vulnerable to man-in-middle attacks?

With SSH using RSA public key authentication, can an attacker spoof the server IP address and connect with client to obtain client password?
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Should I be disabling Java?

First it was Apple, now it's the US government... U.S. urges users to disable Java; Apple disables some remotely New malware exploiting Java 7 in Windows and Unix systems How serious is this ...
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How does Java 7 update 11 fix the security vulnerability?

There is a new Java released a couple days ago to resolve a hole that was recently discovered. (Oracle, US-CERT, NVD/NIST) In my initial reading about this update 11, I saw clearly where it by ...
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Risk Control - Ignored risks and accepted risks

Some say that ignored risks as part of an organization's behavior are much worse than accepted risks. I would like to test that axiom (in the eyes of some). When I am handling a risk and I choose to ...
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Fuzzing with SPIKE - the \r\n not being taken into account

I would like to fuzz FTP protocol, and currently I have the following: s_read_packet(); s_string("USER test\r\n"); s_read_packet(); s_string("PASS test\r\n"); s_read_packet(); I've also tried ...
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Security of NoSQL databases

Hopefully this isn't too broad. I've got little experience with NoSQL databases, but I know that they are rising in popularity. As a developer that is extremely concerned with security, I'm ...
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Access via http to other protocols and ports!

Our firewall only allows HTTP port 80 but we have detected that a user accesses some other protocols and ports that we deny in our firewall. We know that he has developed an application (Console ...
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Disclosure in potential loss-of-life situations, with an uncooperative vendor

I recently discovered a publicly accessible web interface to a highly sensitive bit of lab equipment, the malfunction of which would result in potential loss of life or serious health concerns to a ...
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Vulnerabilities of Secure Shells

I ssh into my school's engineering computer to submit large programmin projects on a regular basis. Are there any vulnerabilities or worries about using this channel so frequently? What makes a secure ...
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apache mod_isapi public exploits

In public apache mod_isapi exploits, they ask for dlls, and I am unsure what I should put in dll. I am having a hard time understanding exploits.. How does all of dlls connect to manipulating ...
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How are CVE identifiers assigned and managed?

CVE Identifiers (a.k.a. CVE IDs) are used to uniquely identifier a particular vulnerability. We've all seen them on various bulletins, and they're useful when researching an issue. But how are they ...
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OpenLDAP version 2.4.24 at risk? Site to check for known vulnerabilities with version used?

We use OpenLDAP version 2.4.24 $ /usr/local/libexec/slapd -VV @(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.24 (Mar 5 2011 06:36:43) $ steve@sunblade2500:/bigdisk/SOURCES/S10/openldap-2.4.24/servers/slapd ...
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Not clear on ssl renegotiation vulnerabilty

When we read about TLS Renegotiation vulnerability, does it mean that a server is not supposed to ever accept renegotiation during a secure connection? I thought that by renegotiation security is ...
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Is not checking the src url a vulnerability?

By using a system of special tags you can allow users to add custom images, for example, tags like [img]user_url[/img]. Then you replace the tags by their real HTML tags like <img src="user_url" ...
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Security announcement mailing list for Java

I didn't find a security announcement mailing list for Java (from Oracle). How to get notified about new Java patches? I am not interested in other Oracle products. For example Apple provides such a ...
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Difference between vulnerabilities on windows/linux/mac for same program

If someone finds a vulnerability like buffer overflow in a program such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox running on a linux machine, are there any chances that this vulnerability will persist on ...
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Can I tell which applications embed Internet Explorer at a command prompt?

A recently discovered vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions up to version 9, running on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. This arstechnica article quotes HD Moore as saying, Just keep ...
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Security risks of scanning an unknown QR code

What are the security risks of scanning a QR code from an untrusted source? If the QR code was constructed by an attacker, what can the attacker do to me? Do widely used QR scanners have any known ...
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Taking action for exploit attempts

Just recently I see I have had about 40 hits in one second for the following Snort rule- signature id 1:16008, which corresponds to the CVE-2007-6239: "... allows remote attackers to cause a denial of ...
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DVWA vulnerability list or guide?

Is there a list of vulnerabilities for DVWA, I cannot seem to find a vulnerability list or guide. By guide I mean an exhaustive list of vulnerabilities to work through.
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Are there known hacks or security problems on broadband USB dongles?

USB broadband dongles seem to be common everywhere now though I'm not sure what the most widely accepted name for them is. In case I'm using poor terminology I'm referring to USB sticks which contain ...
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From a technical standpoint, how does the zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability discovered in September 2012 work?

I'm looking for an answer that explains the issue from the prespective of a developer/engineer. What is exactly being exploited and why does it work? Please note that I am not looking for ...
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Are OpenJDK and non-Windows systems vulnerable to the Sept. 25th 2012 Java vulnerability?

I have heard of this vulnerability, but although it was announced on the Full Disclosure list, it does not provide any details (other than a severity assessment). Does anyone have more info than me, ...
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Vulnerablity counts by platform

I've been asked to compile a list of the number of published web vulnerabilities or exploits grouped by platform. With the understanding and caveat that numbers are just statistics, shouldn't be ...
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Exploiting tomcat's vulnerability CVE-2009-2693 Arbitrary file deletion and/or alteration on deploy [closed]

For some tests, I want to exploit tomcat 6 vulnerability CVE-2009-2693. You can see it here http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html I am trying this with insecure web application of OWASP. I made ...
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Zero day vulnerability appropriate corrective action

Is it appropriate for a software developer to provide zero day vulnerability corrections as at-user-discretion installers to apply patches or is it preferred to force it in cyclic updates? The reason ...
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Vulnerable java applications

I am looking for some open source/free vulnerable JAVA based applications. It can be web application, desktop application or any other. I need them to do some experiments in my research work. They ...
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Is it a weakness to be able to see server side scripting?

Are languages such as Cold Fusion and PHP less secure because they are embedded in HTML which is sent to a client? Someone told me they are less secure because they lack abstraction. CLARIFICATION: ...
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Worst case scenario of having the ability to remotely write files to disk as admin

I'm working on creating a program ("My Program") that will communicate with another program ("Their Program") via XML commands over a raw TCP/IP connection. Their program allows files to be written to ...
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Apache mod_rewrite vulnerability

The public exploits of apache mod_rewrite asks for the rewrite path in order to work, and I am unsure what the rewrite path is referring to. What should I supply in rewrite path?
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Microsoft SQL server 2000 sp3a - isn't it oudated?

I just noticed that many servers use Microsoft SQL server 2000. But isn't 2000 outdated by 2003? Why are people still using 2000? Would there be any serious security vulnerability by using Microsoft ...
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Any solution to passing a penetration test for an outdated php web application without upgrading the application?

A vulnerability list for my project's PHP version. The client would rather not upgrade the PHP version to the last version. Also, it's quite probable that some code will break after the switch from ...
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Vulnerability of a computer behind a serial port?

Let’s consider these 4 computers : East Coast location : computer East1 is connected to the internet. computer East2 is connected to East1 through a RS232 serial cable. West Coast location : ...