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 Ray Le Maistre

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Don't be fooled by the weird cod-French surname: Ray's as British as corned beef and bad teeth, despite affecting a sheen of Continental sophistication by his constant references to fancy-dan "proper" coffee. He's even trained as a barista, for god's sake.

Ray joined Light Reading in 2002 shortly after being shown the door and a very long corridor at Total Telecom. He has been in technology journalism since 1988, having worked at Computer Weekly, Communications WeekInternational and Communications International.

A slave to fashion, Ray is never seen in the same outfit twice. When not trawling the malls of Epsom, U.K., for the latest in skinny jeans and what-have-you, Ray is often to be heard banging on about SPIT (Service Provider Information Technology), which is also known as TATRTCA (The Acronym That Refuses To Catch On).

As a soccer nut, Ray likes nothing better than cheap jibes about Manchester United. If you bump into him at a trade show, be sure to make some remark about prawn-sandwich-eating supporters or similar he'll love it!

Articles by Ray Le Maistre
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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 ...