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Posted Jul 13, 2010

Top 10 Database Vulnerabilities as Seen by Team SHATTER at Application Security Inc.

By Staff

Team SHATTER (Security Heuristics of Application Testing Technology for Enterprise Research) as pulled together the top 10 database vulnerabilities, recently posted on the Net as a slide show, and gone one step further and started a series of blog postings to give further detail; keeping you up to date on trends, risk, and remediation. Currently on Vulnerability 8 of 10, these top 10 include:

  • Default, Blank & Weak Username/Passwords
  • SQL Injections
  • Extensive User/Group Privileges
  • Unnecessary Enabled Database Features
  • Broken Configuration Management
  • Buffer Overflows
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Unpatched Databases
  • Unencrypted Sensitive Data – at Rest and in Motion
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