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Short News: Critical vulnerability in Network Security Services (nss-util) – CVE-2016-1950

It has been discovered that the nss-util (Network Security Services) is affected by a critical vulnerability. Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use […]

“Secure” config for OpenSSH 6.6 Ubuntu 14.04

“Secure” config for OpenSSH 6.6 Ubuntu 14.04

When using a standard Ubuntu1 14.04 installation, it will be configured half-way secure. However, to achieve no findings on vulnerability scanners like nessus, you’ll need to tweak the settings further. Another nice side-effect is, that attackers are usually using outdated systems which means that they’re not even able to get to the authentication part. Disable […]