Blog Posts Tagged with "Unix"


What We Know About Shellshock and Why the Bash Bug Matters

September 26, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Opinions vary wildly among experts as to the potential impact of the Shellshock vulnerability. What is known—and agreed upon—at this point, is that Shellshock is a very serious vulnerability because it allows remote code execution and gives the attacker full access to the system.

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Getting Started with the New Red Hat 5 STIG

August 18, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

The generic UNIX STIG supported numerous UNIX and Linux distributions but never addressed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. For many years, this lack of support was a source of frustration for system administrators. I've completed my initial review and I want to share some of my findings and tips...

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DISA UNIX STIG for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6

February 10, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

Organizations which use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and must adhere to the DISA UNIX STIG have been stuck with documentation and assessment tools which only support up to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This frustrates system administrators because they must deal with false positives From SRR scripts...

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Tips for Deploying Secure Shell in Linux and UNIX

January 10, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

Secure Shell is the best method for remote access due to its flexibility and security. It makes it attractive for system administrators as well as system developers and architects. The ability to easily execute commands on remote systems and retrieve files over “secure” channels is seductive...

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Which Linux or UNIX Version Am I Running?

November 17, 2010 Added by:Jamie Adams

Linux distributions are built off of standard kernels but are packaged and bundled differently. Some distributions are Debian-based while others might be Red Hat-based. The collection of packages and how the packages were compiled and delivered are what make Linux distributions unique...

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Top 5 Ridiculous Hacking Scenes in Movies

November 03, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

Like any technology-fed phenomenon with increasing public exposure, hacking is often ill-conceived and exaggerated in movie scenes. The following are five of the most implausible and amusing scenes that have resulted from this approach to hacker depiction in movies...

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Surviving the DISA UNIX STIGs

September 10, 2010 Added by:Jamie Adams

Understanding the DISA UNIX STIGs is difficult for first-timers and sends chills down the spines of system administrators who have used them before. They are probably the most detailed set of security controls available which apply to a wide variety of operating systems...

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