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Published on December 21st, 2010 | by NJ Ouchn

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Top 10 Database Vulnerabilities and Misconfigurations

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TeamSHATTER (Security Heuristics of Application Testing Technology for Enterprise Research) has researched the Top 10 Database Vulnerabilities in order to provide you with the most up-to-date vulnerabilities, risk and remediation information.

Each category has a post explaining the topic and providing you with best practices for remediating the following issues. Please leave us a comment if you have any questions about these vulnerabilities or run a search with the Threat Finder to learn more about your vulnerabilities.

  1. Default, Blank & Weak Username/Password
  2. SQL Injections in the DBMS
  3. Excessive User & Group Privilege
  4. Unnecessary Enabled Database Features
  5. Broken Configuration Management
  6. Buffer Overflows
  7. Privilege Escalation
  8. Denial of Service Attack DoS
  9. Unpatched Databases
  10. Unencrypted sensitive data

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