Application Security, Inc.’s TeamSHATTER Researcher To Discuss Cryptographic Flaws In Oracle Database Authentication Protocol At Ekoparty Conference
Database Security Expert Esteban Martinez Fayo will Demonstrate How Several New Oracle Vulnerabilities Can Be Exploited, Advise Organizations How to Protect Data
NEW YORK, September 12, 2012 - Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc), the leading provider of database security solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Esteban Martinez Fayo, researcher with Application Security, Inc’s TeamSHATTER, will be a featured speaker at the ekoparty Security Conference. Ekoparty is an annual security conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where security specialists from around the world discuss state-of-the-art techniques, vulnerabilities and security tools. The conference takes place September 19–21 at the Ciudad Cultural Konex in Buenos Aires.
Fayo will take the stage at the ekoparty Conference in a session titled, “Cryptographic Flaws in Oracle Database Authentication Protocol.” During this presentation, Fayo will examine new vulnerabilities in Oracle database native authentication protocol, demonstrate how they were discovered, and show how they can be exploited by remote unauthenticated attackers to compromise Oracle databases. Fayo will pay particular attention to an especially critical vulnerability in which Oracle provides a fix only in a new (incompatible) version of the protocol, while also leaving the current version open to attack.
Attendees will gain an understanding of various workarounds for these Oracle vulnerabilities in order to prevent malicious attacks. They will also learn how cryptographic mistakes lead to such dangerous vulnerabilities.
“The most critical vulnerability that I will be demonstrating allows an attacker to quickly and efficiently crack passwords for known accounts, without leaving a trace,” said Esteban Martinez Fayo, TeamSHATTER researcher. “It is vital for organizations that deploy Oracle databases affected by these vulnerabilities to administer strong workarounds to prevent an attack.”
For more information on the ekoparty Security Conference, please visit: http://www.ekoparty.org/
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