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In an exhaustive study of critical Linux vulnerabilities, a team of academic and government-backed researchers claim to have proven that almost all flaws could be mitigated to less than critical severity – and that 40 percent could be completely eliminated – with an OS design based on a verified microkernel. “The security benefits of keeping […]

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There have been 10,644 vulnerabilities disclosed through June 30th, according to Risk Based Security’s 2018 Mid Year VulnDB QuickView report. This is the highest number of disclosed vulnerabilities at the mid-year point on record. The 10,644 vulnerabilities cataloged during the first half of 2018 by Risk Based Security’s research team eclipsed the total covered by […]

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Oracle is urging users to patch their Oracle Database installations to plug a critical security issue that can result in complete compromise of the Oracle Database and shell access to the underlying server. About the vulnerability (CVE-2018-3110) The vulnerability (CVE-2018-3110) affects Oracle Database versions 11.2.0.4 and 12.2.0.1 on Windows and is apparently easy to exploit, […]

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Security researcher Eric Sesterhenn of X41 D-SEC GmbH has unearthed a number of vulnerabilities in several smart card drivers, some of which can allow attackers to log into the target system without valid credentials and achieve root/admin privileges. “A lot of attacks against smart cards have been performed in the past but not much work […]

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