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

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File Upload(what type of file)

While I was learning about file upload vulnerability one question come to my mind. What type of file do I use while hunting file upload vulnerability ? Do I need to detect which programming language ...
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How does FTP Bounce work

I am currently doing a project on FTP bounce and after reading up, I still do not really get how it works/can work. Appreciate if I can receive enlightenment from the experts here. I understand that ...
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Are QR codes more dangerous to scan in 2022? [duplicate]

Per this question in 2012, (Security risks of scanning an unknown QR code) there are a few big risks to scanning a QR code: Scanning a URL that links you to a malicious website Scanning a QR code ...
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Implementing a protection for pie register vulnerability

I'm working on implementing a protection for a WordPress pie register plugin vulnerability being called: WordPress pie register 3.7.1.4 auth bypass / RCE I've conducted a research on the pie register ...
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Is Xcode vulnerable due to log4j?

After the log4j vulnerability was announced, I scanned my Mac to see if any applications were using it. find / -name "*log4j*" 2>/dev/null Here's the output that indicates that Xcode has ...
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Is DSA-1024 safe to sign package repositories ? What are the reasons?

I recently found that the latest release of a major Linux distribution (MX Linux) uses DSA-1024 in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg and in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/*.gpg It also probably uses SHA-1 as the signature ...
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Handling indirect vulnerable 3rd party dependencies

How would one go about fixing vulnerabilities in indirect 3rd party libraries? Let's say that the vulnerability is introduced via the following chain: Introduced through: example-app› express-...
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Remediating base image vulnerabilities

I'm trying to build a base image that pulls from php:7.3-fpm, which is built on debian:buster-slim. The php:7.3-fpm base image has vulnerabilities out of the box, like https://security-tracker.debian....
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What is an XML round trip vulnerability?

I keep hearing about the XML round trip vulnerability in version 3.2.4 of the Ruby package REXML. I looked into it myself, of course, and it seems to have something to do with parsing an XML document, ...
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Can a hacker install known-vulnerable software on a machine in order to control the PC and elude antivirus?

I recently discovered that on one of my PCs the SolarWinds software was installed. I didn't install this software on my machine. I also saw that SolarWinds was cracked by Russian hackers and also ...
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As of 2020, is there any fix for 802.11w deadlock?

This is an old 802.11w issue that has been documented and it's a very big issue as clients can be selectively attacked and enter a deadlock, where only disabling and re-enabling wifi solves the issue (...
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What should we do in practice to mitigate vulnerabilities in WPA3?

WPA3 for Wi-Fi systems is generally acknowledged to be more secure than WPA2. For example, it introduces SAE with the Dragonfly handshake, in an attempt to close the door on the kind of brute force ...
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Upgrading Software Version: risk of an unknown vs known vulnerabilities

Is there any evidence or research into the likelihood, as well as damage, via vulnerabilities in previous versions compared to following iterations of software? For example, with every software ...
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Remotely exploit Linux kernel with CVE-2017-18017? [closed]

I have set up a server running Linux Kernel 4.4. How can I exploit this, preferably not a DoS attack? I have opened port 80(https), however I would rather do it in an elegant fashion so I can actually ...
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Can I trust that the Java CVE's contain only the affected versions?

When looking at the Oracle Java JRE vulnerability list on cvedetails, they list the affected versions in the text, and usually also in a table below the description. However, I'm not confident that ...
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Does it really improve security to update PHP interpreter version without any code changes at all?

Our hosting provider wants to update our legacy application server (Plesk). We usually place older PHP projects (PHP 5.3 - 5.6) there, so they can sit in a stable environment until their unknown EOL. ...
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Weird character sequence in email subject

I've noticed that the subject in one of the spam emails looks like this in source: Subject: Offe=?UTF-8?Q?=EF=BB=BF?=r fr=?UTF-8?Q?=EF=BB=BF?=om C=?UTF-8?Q?=EF=BB=BF?=redi=?UTF-8?Q?=EF=BB=BF?=t On=?...
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Is disabling Remote Desktop Services sufficient to protect a Windows device from the BlueKeep vulnerability?

Microsoft (and the NSA) have been urging Windows users and administrators to install patches to protect systems from the BlueKeep (CVE-2019-0708) vulnerability. Is disabling Remote Desktop Services ...
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What are some common AWS Lamdba (specific) Security Pitfalls, Auditing Tools, and Methods of Mitigation?

I am writing a research paper detailing the security vulnerabilities of serverless AWS lambda applications, and how to prevent them. I am also compiling a list of security auditing tools that are ...
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Dealing with OpenSSH CVE-2019-6109, CVE-2019-6110 & CVE-2019-6111 on CentOS 6

How are you dealing with the OpenSSH vulnerabilities CVE-2019-6109, CVE-2019-6110 & CVE-2019-6111 on CentOS 6 in a PCI server? OpenSSH doesn't seem to have a fix for this yet, but it fails ...
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Should we release the security issues we found in our product as CVE or we can just update those on weekly release notes?

We are a vendor providing a product that is being used in enterprises. We know that those companies having periodic CVE scans on products they are using part of their vulnerability management process. ...
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External hard drive's hardware vulnerabilities [closed]

You have an external hard drive that was left in a public place. The data is encrypted. What are the hardware or software vulnerabilities one can use to get the encryption password when one decrypts ...
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Can a CVE be removed from NVD database?

Normally, CVEs are added to the NVD CVE database and never removed. But can a CVE ID just disappear from the database after being there for a while? (Maybe because the entry was a complete mistake, or ...
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Does making a pdf searchable make it more vulnerable? [closed]

I would like to know if making a pdf 'searchable' somehow make it less secure?
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Can my machine be compromised if I use an outdated application and the input data is trusted?

Suppose I decide to use an outdated application for some reason: maybe I can't update it for compatibility reasons, or updates are not provided in the official repositories I use, or maybe I just don'...
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As an end user, what risk is there in browsing a public website that uses TLSv1?

Is it safe for an end user to browse a website that only supports TLSv1 (or other insecure ciphers or protocols), given the following: it's a publicly accessible website with no sensitive or private ...
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How can I determine the vulnerability for a sub domain takeover attack?

I have found research efforts on explaining how sub domain takeovers can take place authored by a gentleman named "Patrik Hudák". Through his site's blogs he illustrates and conveys an understanding ...
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New CVE-2018-5407 "PortSmash vulnerablity" in Intel CPU

I just heard in the news: Intel CPUs impacted by new PortSmash side-channel vulnerability. Is it as threatening as Meltdown/Spectre? Is it patched? What should we do to be safe? Does it affect AMD CPU'...
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Microsoft Windows CVEs?

I know sites like cvedetails and exploit-db feature Windows 10 specific CVEs. But doesnt microsoft.com have a list (or feed) of vulnerability advisories and recently disclosed CVEs? I checked their ...
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Is there any list of vulnerabilities and their signatures?

I am looking for a list of known vulnerabilities and their signatures. Is there any publicly available list of security vulnerabilities and their signatures? NVD (NATIONAL VULNERABILITY DATABASE) ...
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What are most dangerous vulnerabilities of users of password management? [closed]

Are there any examples where something goes wrong. For example, say people misused password managers and got hacked or take some loss? If so how? Basically, I sort of know the typical vulnerabilities ...
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Is Debian 9.5 stretch vulnerable to CVE-2018-17182?

I have a Debian system running the following kernel version: Linux REDACTED 4.9.0-7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u2 (2018-08-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux Linux REDACTED 4.9.0-7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9....
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How to discover known vulnerabilities (CVEs) in Go executables? [closed]

Tools that discover CVEs need to create software bill-of-material. In many cases it can be done simply by inspecting files on the target system e.g. RPM or NPM index. Would it be possible to do ...
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How do so many vulnerable IoT devices stay alive and online?

With attacks like Mirai and similar "script kiddie" threats giving access to so many IoT devices, how do they manage to stay online? Suppose I have a device online which can be accessed (as root) ...
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owasp top 10 2017 automation

I am working on security automation - checking web application for the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities. I'd like to check for the respective description, CWE-IDs etc and make decisions automatically. I ...
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CVE-2018-0886 mitigation for an unpatchable RDP server

An up-to-date Windows 10 client is connecting to a Windows 10 RDP host which is stuck at 1511 (host can't be updated and 1511 is out of support for receiving patches such as the CVE-2018-0886 ...
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How should security patches be managed in public versioning systems (like Github, etc.)?

There's a thing I don't understand. I found a project on Github. Looking at the list of commits, you can see stuff like "fixed XSS in file whatever, etc". But that commit is part of a long list of ...
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What is the attack vector for CVE-2018-3639 Speculative Store Bypass?

We use Web Application deployed on a CentOS server. Can the attack will be performed via a browser? Or the attacker need a physical access to the CentOS server? I cannot understand the attack vector ...
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Test for OWASP Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities?

I'm trying to think how I would test an application for OWASP "Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities". If my understanding is correct, this deals a lot with out of date libraries/modules, but ...
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Common JavaScript Vulnerabilities

Can someone recommend a secure coding guideline for JavaScript? Is there a set of common vulnerabilities that are closely related to the JavaScript programming language? What I am searching for are ...
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Are there any known Python pickle viruses?

I have recently read a post about vulnerability of Python pickle module which allows to execute arbitrary Python code on unpickling: https://intoli.com/blog/dangerous-pickles/ The docs are suggesting ...
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How to use a web vulnerability scanner to autenthicate through in order to do the scan

I thinking about use a various mix of different scanner such as: Burp-suite Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Arachni Owasp Zed Attack Proxy Project Vega W3af though we have Active directory that is ...
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On Windows boxes, is patching for Spectre and Meltdown necessary?

From what I've read, Spectre and Meltdown each require rogue code to be running on a Windows box in order for attacks to take place. The thing is, once a box has rogue code running, it's already ...
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Is my website being checked for vulnerabilities or being attacked? [duplicate]

I have a website running on windows hosting with plesk 11 version and website is based on .net 4.5 by default PHP is also active for this website but is not being used. I have disabled PHP as i am not ...
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Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Canonical question regarding the 2018 Jan. disclosed Meltdown and Spectre Attacks. Other identical or significantly similar questions should be closed as a duplicate of this one. Main concerns What ...
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Is there a documented process for official information release for embargoed vulnerabilities in the CVE system?

Is there a documented process for official information release for embargoed vulnerabilities in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system? If such a process exists, how does it address ...
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Flash Descriptor write-protection defaults

According to Intel in this article, to exploit Intel SA 00086 an attacker needs physical access if Flash Descriptor write protections are enabled. I assembled my computer myself, and it doesn't look ...
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Checking for hardware vulnerabilities (like Intel Management Engine) semi-automated?

Is there a nice semi-automated way that I would just paste output of my /proc, lspci, or any other hardware description and get suggestions to what kind of vulnerabilities a given computer may be ...
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What can one do to secure holes described by Arnaboldi? [closed]

I have just read: https://www.blackhat.com/docs/eu-17/materials/eu-17-Arnaboldi-Exposing-Hidden-Exploitable-Behaviors-In-Programming-Languages-Using-Differential-Fuzzing-wp.pdf Which describes some ...
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How to get vulnerabilites by product name and version

I have a list of software installed on workstations which contains product name and version, for example my list contains Mysql Workbench 6.3.8. Searching in CVE Details I found out that this software ...
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