Welcome!

You will be redirected in 30 seconds or close now.

ColdFusion Authors: Yakov Fain, Jeremy Geelan, Maureen O'Gara, Nancy Y. Nee, Tad Anderson

News Feed Item

With Application-Based Attacks on the Rise, No Site Is Safe, Reports CIA (Cenzic Intelligent Analysis) Lab in Year End Top Five Vulnerabilities List

With Application-Based Attacks on the Rise, No Site Is Safe, Reports CIA (Cenzic Intelligent Analysis) Lab in Year End Top Five

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/07/07 -- RSA -- Cenzic Intelligent Analysis (CIA) research lab today named the top five most serious web application vulnerabilities for the months of November and December 2006. The CIA Lab specializes in the continuous research of application vulnerabilities and the development of remediation strategies to assist customers with their web application security needs in enterprise environments.

"With over 75% of hack attacks happening at the Web application level, Cenzic's team of experts is finding an alarming increase in application-based attacks on widely-used Open Source technologies including PHP and osCommerce as well as well-established web technologies such as Sun, ColdFusion and IBM WebSphere," said Tom Stracener, senior security analyst for Cenzic CIA Labs. "In other words, no site is safe."

Cenzic's CIA Lab evaluates a wide range of newly discovered application vulnerabilities and prioritizes them based on their severity and potential to impact regulatory compliance, internal policy compliance, information privacy and financial losses. This information is released on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and can be used by enterprises as a first step in addressing the security of custom and commercial web applications.

Upon notification enterprises generally take action to remove the vulnerability, alert impacted users and, if necessary, release security fixes or upgrades.

The CIA team analyzed all web application security vulnerabilities discovered in November and December and named the following as the top five most serious vulnerabilities for this time period:

1. PHP - Multiple Buffer Overflows

[CIA-1070-Alert]

CVE Reference:

CVE-2006-5465

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5465

Several high-risk security issues were recently disclosed in versions of the PHP prior to 5.2.0. PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language used in Web development. Issues include multiple integer and heap overflows that allow the execution of arbitrary code were disclosed in various PHP versions. Sites running a version of PHP prior to 5.2.0 should upgrade to the 5.2.0 release as soon as possible. Sites using vulnerable versions of PHP should upgrade to the latest stable release of PHP, 5.2.0, which is available from the vendor: http://www.php.net.

2. osCommerce - Multiple Vulnerabilities

[CIA-1071-Alert]

CVE Reference:

CVE-2006-6534

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6534

CVE-2006-6533

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6533

Several high-risk security issues were recently disclosed for osCommerce, including the risk of allowing a malicious user to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks or read arbitrary files on the server. osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution with over 125,000 users worlwide and runs on any PHP-enabled web server. Vulnerabilities have been disclosed in osCommerce version 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 060817. Users should upgrade to a version of osCommerce containing a security fix as soon as such a version becomes available.

3. IBM WebSphere Application Server - Input Validation Vulnerability

[CIA-1072-Alert]

CVE Reference:

CVE-2006-2431

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2431

An input validation vulnerability in the IBM WebSphere Application Server versions 6.X allows an attacker to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. Without the new patch, an attacker could attack legitimate users of the server by redirecting users to arbitrary websites, steal user cookies, or otherwise exploit browser flaws. Affected sites should apply APAR PK16602, available from the IBM support Web site, to eliminate the vulnerability.

4. Sun Java System Technology - Request Smuggling Vulnerabilities

[CIA-1073-Alert]

HTTP Request Smuggling vulnerabilities were discovered in multiple versions of the Sun Java System Web server, application server, Web server and proxy server. HTTP Request Smuggling vulnerabilities allow an attacker to remote tamper with the HTTP response content of a vulnerable platform, facilitating a range of attacks including content spoofing, phishing, server cache poisoning and manipulation, and variations of script injection attacks. Sites running an affected version should apply the appropriate security fix from Sun available from the link below.

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102733-1

5. Adobe ColdFusion - Multiple Vulnerabilities

[CIA-1074-Alert]

CVE Reference:

CVE-CVE-2006-6276

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6276

Several vulnerabilities were disclosed in ColdFusion MX 7 that allows an attacker to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, as well as discover other information about the ColdFusion server and network configuration. Affected users should apply the security fix from Adobe.

About The CIA Lab's Ratings

Cenzic's CIA Lab uses a proprietary formula for calculating the severity of vulnerability information. Cenzic's risk metrics are subject to change without notice. The vulnerabilities selected for this alert were chosen due to one or more of the following factors:

--  Origin: the vulnerability could be exploited by unauthenticated remote
    users;
--  Boundary: the vulnerability would allow privilege escalation upon a
    successful attack;
--  Popularity: the software is widely used or deployed; and
--  Criticality: the vulnerability fits the profile of the critical areas
    identified by OWASP, CSI, SANS, or other sources.
    

That a particular vulnerability is rated as severe does not imply negligence on the part of the author/maintainer/vendor of the affected software.

Cenzic has taken immediate steps to ensure that users of Cenzic Hailstorm are proactively alerted against these and other serious security vulnerabilities. CIA monitors security vulnerability information as it is released to ensure that Hailstorm provides up-to-date, comprehensive, detection and remediation of the most severe application security vulnerabilities. For more information, please visit Cenzic's CIA website at http://www.cenzic.com/cia_research/.

About Cenzic Intelligent Analysis (CIA) Research

The Cenzic Intelligent Analysis (CIA) team specializes in continuous research into application vulnerabilities and the latest tools and techniques used within the field of application security. The CIA team monitors the latest vulnerabilities and trends affecting application security by tracking Internet newsgroups, forums, mailing lists, and underground websites where vulnerability information is released, In addition to its research focus, CIA experts also perform vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and security testing.

Cenzic has dedicated experts whose sole job is to perform ongoing research to not only analyze known vulnerabilities but also discover new or undisclosed vulnerabilities in custom, commercial, and open-source applications, and to make this information available to customers and to the community at large in the form of publications and security alerts. Cenzic Hailstorm is updated similar to anti-virus on a regular basis with new vulnerability information to give customers an advantage in staying ahead of new vulnerabilities.

About Cenzic, Inc.

Cenzic, www.cenzic.com, is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering for application security assessment and risk management that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. With its flagship Hailstorm product line that includes Hailstorm Starter, Hailstorm Core, Hailstorm Professional, Hailstorm Enterprise ARC (Application Risk Controller) and the ClickToSecure managed service (SaaS), Cenzic is the only company in the industry to offer a complete application security assessment suite for enterprises of all sizes. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, high tech, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors.

Contact:
Angelique Faul
Kulesa Public Relations for Cenzic, Inc.
513.633.0897
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.