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Seeing Like a Data Structure

Schneier on Security

We are about to find out, as we begin to see the world through the lens of data structures. This is what life is like when we see the world the way a data structure sees the world. Nearly every university’s curriculum immediately introduces these students to data structures.

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CISA adds NextGen Healthcare Mirth Connect flaw to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog

Security Affairs

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerability is a security flaw that occurs when an application deserializes data from an untrusted source without properly validating or sanitizing it. The flaw impacts NextGen Healthcare Mirth Connect before version 4.4.1,

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ZLoader Malware adds Zeus’s anti-analysis feature

Security Affairs

.” Zscaler observed that Zloader’s method of storing installation data to evade detection shows similarities to Zeus version 2.0.8, Instead of using the Registry, Zloader uses a data structure called PeSettings to store its configuration. albeit with a different implementation.

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What are intelligent insights?

OpenText Information Management

In a time when information is the new commodity, it is crucial for businesses to proactively maximize value from all datastructured and unstructured. Yet for many companies, content remains more of a burden than a blessing, plagued by too much data, not the right data, poor data quality or data without context.

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Cisco Talos discovered 2 critical flaws in the popular OpenCV library

Security Affairs

The CVE-2019-5063 is a heap buffer overflow vulnerability that exists in the data structure persistence functionality of OpenCV 4.1.0. ” The CVE-2019-5064 vulnerability resides in the data structure persistence functionality of the same library and can be triggered by attackers using a specially crafted JSON file.

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StackRot, a new Linux Kernel privilege escalation vulnerability

Security Affairs

Maple trees][mt] are RCU-safe B-tree data structures optimized for storing non-overlapping ranges. .” The vulnerability was disclosed on June 15, 2023, and it has been addressed on July 1, 2023. The flaw was introduced with the Linux kernel version 6.1 due to the migration to maple trees.

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Microsoft releases out-of-band update to fix Kerberos auth issues caused by a patch for CVE-2022-37966

Security Affairs

. “An unauthenticated attacker could conduct an attack that could leverage cryptographic protocol vulnerabilities in RFC 4757 (Kerberos encryption type RC4-HMAC-MD5) and MS-PAC (Privilege Attribute Certificate Data Structure specification) to bypass security features in a Windows AD environment.”