Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 17, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

ComputerWorld: Microsoft Plugs Privilege Elevation Flaw in SQL Server 17-Oct-02 11:10:28 ET

Story Highlights:” Microsoft Corp.’s SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 software both contain a critical flaw that would allow low-privilege users to elevate their privilege level and make changes to tasks created by other users…”

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“The two SQL Server versions provide ‘stored procedures,’ collections of Transact-SQL statements that are stored under one name and processed as a group…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld Security Hole Discovered in Symantec Firewalls 17-Oct-02 09:50:43 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw discovered in a common component of Symantec Corp.’s firewall technology leaves a number of that company’s products vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks…”

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“The security hole was discovered in the Web proxy component of Symantec’s Enterprise Firewall product, also known as ‘Simple Secure Webserver 1.1…'”

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BBC: Handy Future for Online Security 17-Oct-02 06:35:51 ET

Story Highlights:” A credit-card sized device, which could potentially be issued to thousands of citizens, is being heralded as a major breakthrough in the search for establishing secure identification on the internet…”

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“Currently buying something on the net, using banking or government services requires users to enter a password and username that are potentially insecure…”

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