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SharePoint: How to collaborate with external parties?

Opening up an internal SharePoint farm to the Internet in order to share resources with external parties might seem a good idea, because it helps avoiding expensive infrastructure changes. However, in terms of security, this is not recommended because it does not sufficiently protect internal resources from external threats. The protection of internal resources hinges […]

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Wrap-up: Hack-Lab 2017#1

What is a Hack-Lab? Compass Security provides a monthly playful occasion for the security analysts to get-together and try to hack new devices, dive into current technologies and share their skills with their fellows. This also includes the improvement of internal tools, the research of newly identified publicly known attacks, and security analysis of hardware […]

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Dangerous Sudoers Entries – PART 5: Recapitulation

The following article describes common security issues regarding misconfigured sudoers’ files. The article focuses on a single entry which contains several security issues: hacker10 ALL= (root) /bin/less /var/log/* The article is split into the following five chapters: PART 1: Command Execution PART 2: Insecure Functionality PART 3: Permissions PART 4: Wildcards PART 5: Recapitulation Define […]

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Dangerous Sudoers Entries – PART 4: Wildcards

The following article describes common security issues regarding misconfigured sudoers’ files. The article focuses on a single entry which contains several security issues: hacker10 ALL= (root) /bin/less /var/log/* The article is split into the following five chapters: PART 1: Command Execution PART 2: Insecure Functionality PART 3: Permissions PART 4: Wildcards PART 5: Recapitulation The […]

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Dangerous Sudoers Entries – PART 3: Permissions

The following article describes common security issues regarding misconfigured sudoers’ files. The article focuses on a single entry which contains several security issues: hacker10 ALL= (root) /bin/less /var/log/* The article is split into the following five chapters: PART 1: Command Execution PART 2: Insecure Functionality PART 3: Permissions PART 4: Wildcards PART 5: Recapitulation Another pitfall […]

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Dangerous Sudoers Entries – PART 2: Insecure Functionality

The following article describes common security issues regarding misconfigured sudoers’ files. The article focuses on a single entry which contains several security issues: hacker10 ALL= (root) /bin/less /var/log/* The article is split into the following five chapters: PART 1: Command Execution PART 2: Insecure Functionality PART 3: Permissions PART 4: Wildcards PART 5: Recapitulation In this […]

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Dangerous Sudoers Entries – PART 1: Command Execution

The following article describes common security issues regarding misconfigured sudoers’ files. The article focuses on a single entry which contains several security issues: hacker10 ALL= (root) /bin/less /var/log/* The article is split into the following five chapters: PART 1: Command Execution PART 2: Insecure Functionality PART 3: Permissions PART 4: Wildcards PART 5: Recapitulation In this […]

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JBoss 7.1 Web Server Hardening

JBoss is a popular open-source Java application server which underwent a major rewrite of its code-base for its latest version 7.x. Of this new branch, only version 7.1.0.Final, released a week ago, is certified for the Java EE 6 Full Profile. As part of the code rewrite, the configuration settings also got a global overhaul. […]

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