Browsing Category: Vulnerabilities

Outside Panel Finds Over-Reliance on NSA Advice Led to Dual EC Problems

A group of outside experts found that the process that led to the inclusion of the weakened Dual EC_DRBG random number generator in a NIST standard was flawed and there were several failures along the way that led to its approval. The committee also recommended that the National Institute of Standards and Technology increase the number of[...]

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LastPass Fixes a Pair of Security Flaws

LastPass, the popular password manager for most of the top Web browsers, has fixed a couple of vulnerabilities that could have allowed an attacker to target users and generate his own one-time passwords for the victim’s account. The company said that its security team hasn’t seen any active attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities and doesn’t think that[...]

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Cisco Patches Hardcoded SSH Key Vulnerability in UCM

The Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager contains a default private SSH key that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable installations. The bug is about as serious as they come, giving remote, unauthenticated attackers access to affected machines with the rights of a root user.

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