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If I am using a VPN with allowed multiple connections can each user/device be able to view traffic of the other user?

If I am using one a VPN Service, but it allows up to lets say 8 devices to connect, are all the devices/users able to view traffic from other users/devices? Or is each VPN connection creating its own ...
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Counterintuitive remediation cost scale within SEI CERT Coding Guidelines for priority

The SEI CERT Coding Guidelines assign a priority to each rule, formed from the product of three factors: severity, likelihood, and remediation cost. Each of these three factors is assigned a value ...
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Risk of web admin portal without extra authentication steps

more of a philosophical question, suppose there is one behavior which allows an attacker to do something with high impact but by itself cannot be used to cause that impact. For example, internet ...
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Accessing user data by a public 'token' - is it a potential vunabilility?

I joined a small project, I noticed that in the project uses something like a token associated with a user journey. So the URL looks something like: https://host.com/sell/:jurneyID. All data entered ...
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AES Traffic Security Assesment

Assume we have only access to the traffic between two module (Hardware, Software, ...) and These modules communicate with SSL (PSK). Is it possible to assess AES encryption of this traffic? some ...
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Version earlier than 0 in Debian OVAL feeds

I'm trying to parse Debian OVAL feeds to establish if some packages are vulnerable or not. I'm using criterions to establish what's the vulnerable version for a package, however often there are ...
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Threat modelling workshop materials focusing on threat actor profiles [closed]

A while back I went to a threat modelling workshop that had a card deck with various actors, their motivations, and their methods. I found this extremely helpful to frame the discussion around the ...
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Is it reasonable to provide admin access for a PCI vulnerability scan?

My organization is going through a PCI-DSS compliance process. As part of that, we're contracting out our external and internal vulnerability scans. The contractor is asking for admin access to our ...
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Pre-flight request is triggering in Chrome but not in IE

I am testing an app for CSRF vulnerability and i observed that when i generate a Cross-domain XHR POC with burp and try to exploit, a pre-flight request is getting triggered but this is is not ...
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Identifying Share Permission and File Permission on Hundreds of Servers

Objective Identify and report on Windows hosts in the network which allow file/folder access (READ/WRITE/Execute) for Everyone. Scenario: Using agent based scanner, I extracted share permissions ...
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Do I need to worry about vulnerabilities that require administrative privileges to exploit?

I am currently evaluating the impact that the recent NUC Firmware Advisory has on our machines. What confuses me is that fact that those vulerabilities are scored with a high risk score, but require(...
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XSS vulnerability in a module that doesn't exist

We did a vulnerability scan on our systems and received a vulnerability: Basit Submit Module Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability. We are not even aware of this application on our system. We filed a ...
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Are there any known vulnerabilities in libre office password protection for *.odt files?

I was looking for a source to determine the safety of password protection in libre office. The thread at ask.libreoffice.org suggest its save to use. However the thread is rather old and it is hosted ...
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CIS-CAT tool on german windows

I'm using the cis cat tool (https://learn.cisecurity.org/cis-cat-landing-page) to audit the windows policies on my windows machine (german localisation). The cis cat tools reports a lot of false ...
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Can OpenVAS do a scan on a scanner device?

I know OpenVAS can scan printers with just tweaking some scan configuration. I try to scan a scanner device but I only get one result which is OS Detection Consolidation and Reporting. I have an ...
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What would you do as first day of CSO or Head of CyberSecurity [closed]

I was asked this question at an interview today and was unable to give a structured answer since there is so many things a head of security can do. The additional info that I had were : - You can ...
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Vulnerability management and assessment tracking solutions

How does your company track the vulnerability management information that happens between receiving a vulnerability scan report and remediating a vulnerability? Given the following example: Scan A ...
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Security risks of using ffmpeg as part of web service

I'm working on a web service that uses ffmpeg on the backend for processing user uploaded media files. I'm giving the users some options to customize how their videos are processed, which is ...
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PHP Code Injection vulnerability exists even after recommended hardening

Using Burp to intercept traffic and inject code we have identified remote code execution vulnerability in a website. After entering data in input fields on the form and clicking submit the traffic ...
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Does application security assessments done using SaaS solutions (WhiteHat Sentinal and Fortify on Demand) count as penetration tests?

SaaS security solutions such as "WhiteHat Sentinal" and "Fortify on Demand" are getting popular now a days. Methodologies of both describe them involving manual verification. Does this qualify the ...
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What information should I provide to third party pen testers - (black box penetration)

I am going to hire a third party security company for Penetration testing in our company network. I have already selected a pen testing and black box testing company to do them, but they have ...
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Internal HTTP(s) vulnerabilities

We use Rapidfire + network detective where I work, for doing non-intrusive internal scans on all of our clients' networks. Every week; half of the tickets I get for this are port 80/443 ...
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Periods in Common Platform Enumeration WFN (NIST Interagency Report 7695 )

I’m looking at NIST Interagency Report 7695 and the grammar described in 5.3.2 seems to say that all . need to be preceded by a \, but this doesn’t seem to be followed in the CPE dictionary. Am I ...
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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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PCI Compliance Scan & Globalscape EFT Web App Cookies Not Marked Secure

I have a situation where we are performing external PCI compliance scans against our Globalscape EFT server. The scan is reporting: HTTP (443/tcp) - Web Application Cookies Not Marked Secure Per our ...
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Is RIPv2 MD5 authentication insecure?

While performing a vulnerability assessment, I stumbled upon RIPv1 poisoning routing table attacks. The recommendation is to use RIPv2 with MD5 authentication. The idea is that the routes need to be ...
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Server vulnerability scanning [closed]

How can I discover server vulnerabilities without using a scanning software such as openVas? is there any manual ways or steps to follow to assure server security. Thanks in advance
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is there evidence that security vulnerability “severity formulas” are more useful than just eyeballing it?

There are some formulas for risk-assessing security vulnerabilities, like the DREAD formula (Damage, Reproducibility, Exploitability, Affected users, Discoverability -- rate the vuln in each category ...
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Is “Discoverability = low” an acceptable reason to reduce the risk of a vulnerability?

The outdated DREAD risk model (wikipedia) lists Discoverability as a criteria for judging the severity of a vulnerability. The idea being that something which is not publicly known and you would be ...
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Could you use svchost to run any service?

Is it possible if per say you installed an "evil_service," to use svchost to run it? Will it run any service?
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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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Windows Possible Vectors for Privilege Escalation From “Weak” Folder ACLs

I am doing a security analysis and I am trying to figure out what the possible attack vectors and possibility of privilege escalation's are of the way this program is setup? I used Attack Surface ...
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Is it safe to install Xampp to learn Security and Penetration testing using DVWA? [duplicate]

I have heard Xampp is not safe and has a lot of security loopholes. What steps need to be taken to close the loopholes? Is it better if I use a VM instead? I new to Security Testing and want to learn ...
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OpenVAS won't generate SCAP Database

To deploy OpenVAS to Virtual machines I've been using Ansible for a while and it worked pretty well. Now today I wanted to deploy it to another machine but the openvas-check-setup script keeps telling ...
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To workaround a FreeBSD ACL bug I need to grant “read attributes/ACLs” to untrusted Samba users. Not happy about security - can practical harm result?

I've found either one, or more than one, bug, in ACL evaluation, when running Samba on FreeBSD. I can't be sure if these are facets of the same bug or related bugs - they're very similar but do have ...
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CVSS Alternatives? [closed]

I am looking for suggestions of alternatives to vulnerability scoring systems such as CVSS & DREAD. I have found that DREAD is too subjective to work and CVSS was ranking everything too highly ...
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How to maintain balance between integrity and client satisfaction in vulnerability assessments

I have done a number of vulnerability assessments and I'm noticing a trend. In the first assessment the clients are impressed and grateful for the massive security holes I find. During the second ...
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Identification of TLS POODLE Vulnerability

How can I identify whether the remote server is vulnerable to TLS POODLE vulnerability? Although, there are online scanners such as Qualys SSL Labs. As per my understanding, these online scanners do ...
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SSL cookie without secure flag set situation for “Authorization: Bearer”

I am currently reviewing an web application which dose use Cookies (non authentication related) without secure flag set but uses an "background" API to retrieve authenticated data using Authorization: ...
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Using OWASP Top 10 for assigning vulnerability severity in a security assessment

In a research, I aim at prioritizing vulnerability patching for web applications. Since web application vulnerabilities do not have severity scores assigned like done for vulnerabilities (CVEs are ...
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Aptitude & Yum: Studies on Actual Security

The theory has long been that package managers (and potentially other sources of FOSS) were potentially "more secure" and/or "more trustworthy" than commercial software because more people's eyes have ...
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Tons of vulnerabilities are found on tcp/0 port using vulnerability scanners

Performed credentialed Vulnerability scan on linux/Unix servers by Nessus and thousand of vulnerability came out of port tcp/0. How could a IANA reserved port(tcp/0) handle traffic? Are those ...
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PHP File Upload Vulnerability

I'm assessing the security of a webportal for a client and I found a vulnerability. I found a function where it handles file uploads. Its supposed to be used only by admins, but the actual function ...
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Is using AWS and administered VMs a reasonable and feasible secure environment?

I'm currently tasked with exploring options for hosting secure data for our company that don't require setting up any in-house infrastructure as we don't currently have any. Everyone is a developer ...
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How can I argue against: “System is unhackable so why patch vulnerabilities?”

An operating system has reached End of Support (EoS) so no more security patches are coming for the OS ever. An embedded device running this OS needs to be updated to a newer version. However, the ...
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What is the best way to analyze results of a technical security assessment? [closed]

I want to conduct a technical security assessment on my company's client computers with focus on Windows 10. So far, my idea is to execute several Powershell scripts on the clients and gather the ...
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Buffer Overflow doesn't have enough space for exploit after being crashed

So I'm trying to write a buffer overflow for a knowingly vulnerable server application, I want to learn how to do this on my own and just want some direction. I'm watching it in immunity debugger on ...
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Vulnerable framework and IIS server version's are being displayed in an error page of a 3rd party application

As security tester, I need to report and justify that a security misconfiguration in a 3rd party application is a risk to us. Following is the scenario: 1.) There is a 3rd party application which ...
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Why are the CVSS scores differ so much between Redhat and NVD page?

take CVE-2016-7872 for example. in National Vulnerability Database webpage, we can see that the cvss2 and cvss3 score are 9.8 and 10.0 respectively. but in the redhat security advisory page, they ...
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Way of categorising and organising types of security issues and areas

I have recently done a security review and uncovered 200 or so areas to improve upon covering a very diverse range of topics; Some points are process, some are config, some are new systems to be ...