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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Patch This Then!

    Something interesting from Black Hat:

    A timing attack against databases that does not require vulnerabilities or misconfigurations.............all it needs is for the DB to use the BTREE indexing algorithm,13...s/article.html
    Last edited by nihil; August 2nd, 2007 at 10:27 AM.
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    A strict set of criteria has to be met and knowledge of the database schema is needed for the attack to work though.

    On its own it sounds more like a "theoretically this can happen" type attack - however used in conjunction with other attack vectors to discover Database structure information and prevent users from accessing it to allow the timing vector to work, then it could be a more valid vector of attack if it gets out in the wild.

    Interesting though.
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