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 Thomas Ristenpart

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Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin
News & Commentary Posts: 2

Thomas Ristenpart is on the Skyhigh Networks Cryptography Advisory Board and is a professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. His research spans a wide range of computer security topics, most recently focusing on new threats to, and opportunities for, cloud computing security, as well as topics in applied and theoretical cryptography. His work has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, ABC News, U.S. News and World Report, and elsewhere. He completed his PhD at UC San Diego in 2010, received the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department Dissertation Award in 2011, an NSF CAREER Award in 2013, Best Paper Award at USENIX Security 2014, and is a co-PI for the ongoing NSF Frontier Project called Silver focusing on cloud security topics.

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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 6/4/2020
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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/29/2020
Cybersecurity Spending Hits 'Temporary Pause' Amid Pandemic
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  6/2/2020
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CVE-2020-11679
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 is vulnerable to privilege escalation through the Adminstrator/Users/Edit/:UserId functionality. Adminstrator/Users/Edit/:UserId fails to check that the request was submitted by an Administrator. This allows a normal user to escalate their privileges by adding additional ro...
CVE-2020-11680
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 is vulnerable to authorization bypass on all administrator functionality. The application fails to check that a request was submitted by an administrator. Consequently, a normal user can perform actions including, but not limited to, creating/modifying the file store, creat...
CVE-2020-11681
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 stores and displays credentials for the associated SMTP server in cleartext. Low privileged users can exploit this to create an administrator user and obtain the SMTP credentials.
CVE-2020-7661
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
all versions of url-regex are vulnerable to Regular Expression Denial of Service. An attacker providing a very long string in String.test can cause a Denial of Service.
CVE-2020-10702
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
A flaw was found in QEMU in the implementation of the Pointer Authentication (PAuth) support for ARM introduced in version 4.0 and fixed in version 5.0.0. A general failure of the signature generation process caused every PAuth-enforced pointer to be signed with the same signature. A local attacker ...