Black Hat 2006 set to expose security flaws

This month’s Black Hat USA 2006 conference will again expose security vulnerabilities in some of the world’s biggest network and IT suppliers’ products.

This month’s Black Hat USA 2006 conference will again expose security vulnerabilities in some of the world’s biggest network and IT suppliers’ products.

Serious flaws are set to be demonstrated in various technologies by security researchers at the Las Vegas hacking gathering.

Around 15 new exploits are scheduled to be discussed, according to conference organisers.

Last year, Cisco issued a lawsuit against the organisers after one of its former employees demonstrated a serious security hole in its routing technology.

The two sides settled after the organisers agreed not to disseminate the information widely, even though details had already been spread over the internet.

This year, two new vulnerabilities in Network Admission Control (NAC) and voice over IP technologies will be demonstrated. They affect multiple suppliers, including Cisco.

As part of the proceedings, bugs will also be exposed in the Linux-based Asterisk PBX (private branch exchange) telephony software, as will three exploits in Oracle software and four in Microsoft programs. Other Linux exploits will also be discussed, as well as one related to products from Xerox.

The Black Hat event starts on 29 July.

 

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