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The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

May 26, 2022The Hacker News
In any organization, there are certain accounts that are designated as being privileged. These privileged accounts differ from standard user accounts in that they have permission to perform actions that go beyond what standard users can do. The actions vary based on the nature of the account but can include anything from setting up new user accounts to shutting down mission-critical systems. Privileged accounts are essential tools. Without these accounts, the IT staff would be unable to do its job. At the same time, privileged accounts can pose a serious threat to an organization's security. Added risk of a privileged account  Imagine for a moment that a hacker manages to steal a standard user's password and is able to log in as that user. Even though the hacker would have access to certain resources at that point, they would be constrained by the user's privileges (or lack thereof). In other words, the hacker would be able to browse the Internet, open some applications, and access
Joomla Joomla! Two Critical Flaws Discovered — Update to Protect Your Site

Joomla Joomla! Two Critical Flaws Discovered — Update to Protect Your Site

October 25, 2016Mohit Kumar
Joomla – the world's second popular open source Content Management System (CMS) software packages, has just released the latest version of its CMS, which includes patches for two critical security vulnerabilities and a bug fix. The two critical flaws, both exist in the Joomla Core functionalities, include Account Creation Vulnerability ( CVE-2016-8870 ) and Elevated Privileges flaw ( CVE-2016-8869 ) that, if unpatched, could put millions of websites that run on Joomla at risk. The account creation bug could allow any user to register on a website, even if the registration process has been disabled, while the elevated privileges flaw could enable users to perform advanced functions on a registered site that ordinary users are not authorized to do. Both the critical vulnerabilities affect Joomla version 3.4.4 through 3.6.3. The update also includes a bug fix for Two-Factor Authentication. Millions of websites used in e-commerce and other sensitive industries used Joomla,
Microsoft to Issue 16 Security Patches and 60 Other Updates

Microsoft to Issue 16 Security Patches and 60 Other Updates

November 10, 2014Wang Wei
Microsoft has this time quite a big pile of security patches in its November 2014 Patch Tuesday , which will address almost 60 non-security updates for its Windows OS along with 16 security updates . The software giant released Advance Notification for 16 security bulletins, the most in more than three years, which will be addressed as of tomorrow, 11 November, 2014. Five of the bulletins have been marked as " critical ", nine are " importan t" in severity, while two were labeled " moderate ." The updates will patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft's various software including Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and the .NET framework as well. Five critical vulnerabilities affect specific versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server. One of them also affects Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 as well. Four of the five critical bugs are said to al
This July Microsoft Plans to Patch Windows and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

This July Microsoft Plans to Patch Windows and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

July 04, 2014Wang Wei
Beginning of the new month, Get Ready for Microsoft Patch Tuesday! Microsoft has released its Advance Notification for the month of July 2014 Patch Tuesday releasing six security Bulletins, which will address a total of six vulnerabilities in its products, out of which two are marked critical, one is rated moderate and rest are important in severity. All six vulnerabilities are important for you to patch, as the flaws are affecting various Microsoft software, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Server Software and Internet Explorer, with the critical ones targeting Internet Explorer and Windows. Microsoft is also providing an update for the " Microsoft Service Bus for Windows Server " which is rated moderate for a Denial of Service (DoS) flaw. " At first glance it looks like Microsoft may be taking it easy on us this month, which would be nice since we will be coming off a long holiday weekend here in the U.S."  Chris Goettl from IT Security firm
Multiple MySQL database Zero-day vulnerabilities published

Multiple MySQL database Zero-day vulnerabilities published

December 03, 2012Mohit Kumar
Researcher discovered Multiple Zero-day vulnerabilities in MySQL database software including Stack based buffer overrun, Heap Based Overrun, Privilege Elevation, Denial of Service and  Remote Preauth User Enumeration. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) assigned as : CVE-2012-5611 — MySQL (Linux) Stack based buffer overrun PoC Zeroday CVE-2012-5612 — MySQL (Linux) Heap Based Overrun PoC Zeroday CVE-2012-5613 — MySQL (Linux) Database Privilege Elevation Zeroday Exploit CVE-2012-5614 — MySQL Denial of Service Zeroday PoC CVE-2012-5615 — MySQL Remote Preauth User Enumeration Zeroday Currently, all reported bugs are under review and most of the researchers believed that some of these can be duplicate of an existing bugs. CVE-2012-5612 and CVE-2012-5614 could cause the SQL instance to crash, according to researchers. Where as another interesting bug CVE-2012-5615 allow attacker to find out that either any username exist on the Mysql server or not by repl
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