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Is it true that certificates requested with a specific CSR can only be used on the machine where the CSR was generated?

Assume that I have created a CSR and I am going to buy an SSL certificate with it. Would I be able to use the SSL certificate on another machine than where the CSR was created? Someone I know ...
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1answer
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Is knowing the decrypted and encrypted data enough to find the key?

Let's say an attacker knows the encrypted content, the decrypted content and the algorithm used: can he get the key that was used to encrypt the content or does it make it easier to find the key out? ...
4
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1answer
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Logging out of Basic HTTP Authentication

As seen on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/233507/how-to-log-out-user-from-web-site-using-basic-authentication, there are some interesting ways of logging out a user from Basic HTTP ...
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1answer
145 views

Is there any advantage in encrypting a password hash in my database?

I am hashing and storing the salt:hash of each user's password in our database. The web server is ASP.NET and the connection string to the database in web.config is encrypted using the IIS config ...
3
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1answer
220 views

Internal IP addresses allowed access to all DMZ hosts

Hi basically I'm doing a vulnerability assessment for at the moment. The setup includes a DMZ with a single firewall and an internal network (3 legged network model employing a single DMZ) but on the ...
1
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2answers
108 views

How to retrieve type of device starting from its public ip

Given a public ip, is there a way to retrieve what's lying behind? I mean if I use nmap -PO 159.149.xx.xxx I am able to know if the device is alive (responding to ping) and which ports are open. But ...
4
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3answers
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Anonymiszing sensitive data in MySQL DB while retaining searchability [closed]

I have a MySQL database that stores sensitive (personal) data about individuals; and have been tasked with ensuring that this data is encrypted in some way to protect the individuals and their data if ...
1
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2answers
708 views

Shellshock plus sudo/su environment whitelist bypass - big problem?

The question is: How big a problem is this? Looks pretty big to me. With the shellshock bug it is possible to bypass the whitelist of known-harmless environment variables in sudo, as well as other ...
2
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1answer
139 views

Does client certificate do any encryption in https connection? [duplicate]

In Https connection asymmetric encryption (with Server certificate) is used during handshake and to create symmetric keys. Am I right that in this case client certificate does no encryption? The ...
3
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1answer
111 views

Freezing creates unusual pattern in kern.log

My server freezed a few days ago. After restarting I immediately checked the logs and the only trace I saw were some dots in the kern.log. To my surprise, a day or two later these dots disappeared ...
2
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2answers
254 views

Computer's IP address used by another in closed network?

I got an alert in the newest OSX (newest Macbook Air) and in Eduroam network that my IP address is used by another machine. This is my first time in life. I think I may have been attacked because I ...
1
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3answers
302 views

Capture query to MySQL in Server

I want to capture queries to MySQL from my web-application on my Linux-based Server. MySQL port is 3306 and my web-application in on port 8181. So I started using tcpdump as follow: # tcpdump -x ...
2
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1answer
185 views

how IPS and IPSec work together in a host

I want to know how they work together . for example , we implement IPSec tunnel between 2 routers and we establish Snort IPS on Router 1. when Router 1 get the packets , they're encrypted . Now which ...
5
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1answer
222 views

When Shellshock was introduced, how bad was it **then**?

The shellshock bug, and the underlying feature allowing Function Import from the Environment (I'm calling it FIE), have been in bash since at least 1993, before the rise of CGI. At that time, the ...
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2answers
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Passwords in plaintext?

I'm doing some research on the App of my telephone operator. I started Burp Suite on my Mac in proxy mode, I opened up the App on my iPhone and started to sniff some traffic. I pressed the "login" ...
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2answers
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Burp configuration to allow SSL connection

I'm trying to capture Request/Responses using Burp on Mozilla. I've configured Burp Proxy on 8080 and have set same proxy settings on Firefox however when trying the Gmail link, Firefox gives "This ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Could Mental Cryptography(?) be useful to ordinary users?

I recently read about 'Mental cryptography' or 'Metal hash' process from this post: Mental cryptography and good passwords (via this message board ...
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1answer
121 views

I want to encrypt content on USB or SD Card [closed]

I want to encrypt the content on a USB or SD card that can only be decrypted by an app installed on any device or TV. When the USB is not connected to that particular app, it should not be accessible. ...
1
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1answer
120 views

How can non-secure or non-https-only cookie affect security of an HSTS website?

If a website is running on HSTS and it is setting about 20 cookies. Out of those 20 cookies 15 are both secure and https-only and remaining 5 are neither. In this scenario, in what all ways can we ...
3
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1answer
131 views

Using chip and pin credit card for authentication?

I'd like to use a chip and pin credit card for authentication, that is to register a card into a system and then use it to log in (for demo/entertainment purposes only so bulletproof security isn't ...
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2answers
130 views

Protection of Private Keys

I've used mail encryption products like Mailvelope in the past, where you have to create a key pair to encrypt/decrypt data. I understand you have to hand out the public key to others that want to ...
0
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1answer
167 views

OpenSSL -nopad with ECB mode

I was just trying to check if OpenSSL does use PCSK5 as documentation states when I got the following problem. I first encrypted a plaintext and encrypted it using DES-ECB. I was expecting to see ...
2
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2answers
231 views

NaCL: Encrypt file to multiple recipients

I am trying to understand the Networking And Cryptography Library (NaCL). Consider i have a file that i want to send to multiple recipients. PGP or S/MIME supports multiple recipients by encrypting ...
2
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1answer
94 views

How can I hide proprietary elements of test data in tests that are automatically run?

I am writing automated tests for a web application that will be run periodically over night, and I am running into a moderate security issue. In order to make the tests thorough, I am hoping to ...
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1answer
94 views

Feedback Form Exploitation possible or not? [closed]

how an attacker can exploit the below provided feedback form in a company website containing the company’s domain? the feedback form does not store data into a database. The server side code only ...
0
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2answers
59 views

Application Authentication [duplicate]

We are developing an Android/iOS app. This app tracks the user's GPS coordinates and send them to the server along with other data. The integrity of the sent data is too critical for our service. We ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Now that CloudFlare offers potentially-insecure free SSL to all users, would a new HTTP header be useful?

I'm not sure where to post this, so I figured I'd just post it here. CloudFlare is now offering free SSL to all sites. There are two different types of SSL connections, however. There's "Flexible ...
3
votes
1answer
176 views

Is the PGP Web of Trust / Keyserver infrastructure permanently broken?

I love the idea of decentralized trust, the web of trust, and the fact that anyone can run their own keyserver and isn't beholden to a centralized point of failure. But does the decentralized ...
0
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2answers
516 views

Self-signed certificates and internal cURL requests

I'm using an internal API for some commercial software we purchased and it recommends using SSL when utilizing the API; it uses cURL to achieve this and hence the user, pass and key will all be passed ...
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votes
2answers
219 views

Can an compressed virus still do any harm to an OS [closed]

Let's say you have a piece of malware either as a standalone binary or hidden within a crafted image (two distinct cases). If I compress the standalone binary, can its mere presence as a compressed ...
1
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0answers
241 views

Full disk encryption on CentOS 6x - FIPS 140-2 compliant?

I'm using CentOS 6.5 on an existing server and am researching encryption options for compliance. SEDs are out since the controller in this older machine will not support them. That leaves full ...
19
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2answers
2k views

Are python's popen (and similar) functions affected by Shellshock?

Basically which python's functions trigger bash (and might be impacted by shellshock), and which don't ? I have come up with this question by seeing in some scripts the popen() function. My question ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why is ms08-067 stopping at “Attempting to trigger the vulnerability”?

Using Metasploit I am trying to attack an unpatched Windows XP SP3 Virtual machine with the ms08-067 exploit but it just gets stuck at Attempting to trigger the vulnerability. I assume this means the ...
3
votes
2answers
137 views

Storing the password database on offline server

This password database resides on the authentication server which is connected to the Internet. My question is that if the password database is stored on different server than the machine connected ...
12
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4answers
2k views

Does the bash shell function import feature inevitably give rise to privilege escalation problem?

Even without the immediate code-execution problem of Shellshock trailing commands, to what extent does the feature of bash importing functions from the environment give rise to a comprehensive ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Can I sign a new certificate with a previously paid for certificate [duplicate]

For the last few months, I have been using self signed certificates to provide ssl for a system that I have been building. We are now getting ready to start getting external users on the system, but ...
9
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2answers
3k views

Does shellshock produce a comprehensive local privilege escalation vector?

If setuid scripts take arbitrary environment variables, apart from a few black-listed ones like LD_LIBRARY_PATH, from the caller, does this not mean that any setuid script running #!/bin/bash directly ...
1
vote
1answer
220 views

Adding hash value to user supplied URL in a web application: any security benefit?

We administer a Java web application from an external supplier where we have access to the source code. The user is able to provide an external URL which is stored in a database and later on embedded ...
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1answer
1k views

The correct way to check for vulnerability CVE-2014-7169 (aftershock)

I found two ways of checking for the vulnerability CVE-2014-7169 (aftershock or taviso bug) bashcheck uses: cd /tmp;rm echo 2>/dev/null X='() { function a a>\' bash -c echo 2>/dev/null > ...
5
votes
2answers
350 views

Does a random set of secondary passwords add any security?

My bank uses this rather uncommon policy of authentication. They of course have a password, which has quite strong password patterns like "use alphanumeric characters and symbols, 8+ characters" are ...
26
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there a way to detect web server in case it's not present in HEADER?

I'm trying to detect what web server a particular website uses. For instance whether it's nginX, Apache, Tomcat and so on. I usually use Live HTTP Headers Firefox add-on. The problem is that sites ...
0
votes
1answer
587 views

ShellShock vulnerability and Java Web Applications

I am running a java webapplication ( Spring 3.2 based) on linux hosts. The linux hosts are vulnerable to the ShellShock vulnerability. Can someone exploit this vulnerabiity on my website ?
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0answers
144 views

Can't see advantages of rainbow tables over hash tables [closed]

I've read about rainbow tables (which I've confused with hash tables at first). I understand that it uses a reduce function R(x) and by saving start value P(plaintext) and ending hashed value H I can ...
2
votes
1answer
222 views

Is it noticeable when you take a copy of a website?

Is it noticeable when you use a tool to take a copy of a website? - how likely are you to trigger logs and whatnot when you use tools like HTTrack? Is it actually illegal or 'bad' to do this? - alls ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Having Trouble using SET in Kali

I'm trying to setup a website attack vector and I get in error when it tries to load up metasploit. Here's a look at my whole process: Select from the menu: 1) Spear-Phishing Attack Vectors ...
10
votes
1answer
548 views

Yubikeys & SSH - which option is best for lockdown?

My company has a few dozen servers hosted on a cloud provider. All but one (OpenVPN host) is closed to the internet. We're using OpenVPN AS which uses certs + Google Authenticator for login. We are ...
7
votes
2answers
232 views

Does password-hashing “busy-work” need to be cryptographically secure

All modern password hashing schemes are deliberately designed to include a huge amount of "busy-work", to limit the speed with which an attacker would be able to conduct password hashing attempts. ...
9
votes
1answer
928 views

Example of how the remaining shellshock bash bug CVE-2014-7169 (taviso bug) could be exploited?

I have a general idea about the Shellshock bash bug (CVE-2014-6271 reported Sep 24, 2014) of what the vulnerability is and how it could be exploited. Here you find examples on how to exploit the ...
8
votes
2answers
684 views

Storing SSL certificates in DNS records

Why not get rid of all certificate authorities and all the special kind of SSL certificates there are (extended validation etc. etc.) and instead just require anyone who wanted SSL to write their own ...
1
vote
1answer
243 views

Mapping of plaintext and ciphertext in DES

The plain text and the cipher text have a one to one mapping. Given a pair of those, can there be multiple keys used to generate the same pair? Or can a particular plain text - cipher text mapping be ...

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