An administrator wants to enable policy based flexible mandatory access controls on an open
source OS to prevent abnormal application modifications or executions. Which of the following
would BEST accomplish this?
Access control lists
Company ABC’s SAN is nearing capacity, and will cause costly downtimes if servers run out disk
space. Which of the following is a more cost effective alternative to buying a new SAN?
Enable multipath to increase availability
Enable deduplication on the storage pools
Implement snapshots to reduce virtual disk size
Implement replication to offsite datacenter
A systems administrator establishes a CIFS share on a UNIX device to share data to Windows
systems. The security authentication on the Windows domain is set to the highest level. Windows
users are stating that they cannot authenticate to the UNIX share. Which of the following settings
on the UNIX server would correct this problem?
Refuse LM and only accept NTLMv2
Accept only LM
Refuse NTLMv2 and accept LM
Accept only NTLM
A security architect is designing a new infrastructure using both type 1 and type 2 virtual
machines. In addition to the normal complement of security controls (e.g. antivirus, host
hardening, HIPS/NIDS) the security architect needs to implement a mechanism to securely store
cryptographic keys used to sign code and code modules on the VMs. Which of the following will
meet this goal without requiring any hardware pass-through implementations?
A user has a laptop configured with multiple operating system installations. The operating systems
are all installed on a single SSD, but each has its own partition and logical volume. Which of the
following is the BEST way to ensure confidentiality of individual operating system data?
Encryption of each individual partition
Encryption of the SSD at the file level
FDE of each logical volume on the SSD
FDE of the entire SSD as a single disk
After being notified of an issue with the online shopping cart, where customers are able to
arbitrarily change the price of listed items, a programmer analyzes the following piece of code
used by a web based shopping cart.
SELECT ITEM FROM CART WHERE ITEM=ADDSLASHES($USERINPUT);
The programmer found that every time a user adds an item to the cart, a temporary file is created
on the web server /tmp directory. The temporary file has a name which is generated by
concatenating the content of the $USERINPUT variable and a timestamp in the form of MM-DDYYYY,
(e.g. smartphone-12-25-2013.tmp) containing the price of the item being purchased. Which
of the following is MOST likely being exploited to manipulate the price of a shopping cart’s items?
The administrator is troubleshooting availability issues on an FCoE-based storage array that uses
deduplication. The single controller in the storage array has failed, so the administrator wants to
move the drives to a storage array from a different manufacturer in order to access the data.
Which of the following issues may potentially occur?
The data may not be in a usable format.
The new storage array is not FCoE based.
The data may need a file system check.
The new storage array also only has a single controller.
Joe, a hacker, has discovered he can specifically craft a webpage that when viewed in a browser
crashes the browser and then allows him to gain remote code execution in the context of the
victim’s privilege level. The browser crashes due to an exception error when a heap memory that
is unused is accessed. Which of the following BEST describes the application issue?
Use after free
A developer is determining the best way to improve security within the code being developed. The
developer is focusing on input fields where customers enter their credit card details. Which of the
following techniques, if implemented in the code, would be the MOST effective in protecting the
fields from malformed input?
Client side input validation
Encrypting credit card details
Regular expression matching
A security administrator was doing a packet capture and noticed a system communicating with an
unauthorized address within the 2001::/32 prefix. The network administrator confirms there is no
IPv6 routing into or out of the network. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?
Investigate the network traffic and block UDP port 3544 at the firewall
Remove the system from the network and disable IPv6 at the router
Locate and remove the unauthorized 6to4 relay from the network
Disable the switch port and block the 2001::/32 traffic at the firewall
A security administrator notices the following line in a server's security log:
<input name='credentials' type='TEXT' value='" +
pt>') + "';
The administrator is concerned that it will take the developer a lot of time to fix the application that
is running on the server. Which of the following should the security administrator implement to
prevent this particular attack?
A popular commercial virtualization platform allows for the creation of virtual hardware. To virtual
machines, this virtual hardware is indistinguishable from real hardware. By implementing
virtualized TPMs, which of the following trusted system concepts can be implemented?
Software-based root of trust
Continuous chain of trust
Chain of trust with a hardware root of trust
Software-based trust anchor with no root of trust
An organization is concerned with potential data loss in the event of a disaster, and created a
backup datacenter as a mitigation strategy. The current storage method is a single NAS used by
all servers in both datacenters. Which of the following options increases data availability in the
event of a datacenter failure?
Replicate NAS changes to the tape backups at the other datacenter.
Ensure each server has two HBAs connected through two routes to the NAS.
Establish deduplication across diverse storage paths.
Establish a SAN that replicates between datacenters.
An application present on the majority of an organization’s 1,000 systems is vulnerable to a buffer
overflow attack. Which of the following is the MOST comprehensive way to resolve the issue?
Deploy custom HIPS signatures to detect and block the attacks.
Validate and deploy the appropriate patch.
Run the application in terminal services to reduce the threat landscape.
Deploy custom NIPS signatures to detect and block the attacks.
select id, firstname, lastname from authors
User input= firstname= Hack;man
Which of the following types of attacks is the user attempting?
A government agency considers confidentiality to be of utmost importance and availability issues
to be of least importance. Knowing this, which of the following correctly orders various
vulnerabilities in the order of MOST important to LEAST important?
A security administrator wants to deploy a dedicated storage solution which is inexpensive, can
natively integrate with AD, allows files to be selectively encrypted and is suitable for a small
number of users at a satellite office. Which of the following would BEST meet the requirement?
input to a web page login screen. The code ensures that only the upper case and lower case
letters are entered in the username field, and that only a 6-digit PIN is entered in the password
field. A security administrator is concerned with the following web server log:
10.235.62.11 – - [02/Mar/2014:06:13:04] “GET
/site/script.php?user=admin&pass=pass%20or%201=1 HTTP/1.1” 200 5724
Given this log, which of the following is the security administrator concerned with and which fix
should be implemented by the developer?
The security administrator is concerned with nonprintable characters being used to gain
administrative access, and the developer should strip all nonprintable characters.
The security administrator is concerned with XSS, and the developer should normalize Unicode
characters on the browser side.
The security administrator is concerned with SQL injection, and the developer should implement
server side input validation.
The security administrator is concerned that someone may log on as the administrator, and the
developer should ensure strong passwords are enforced.
The risk manager has requested a security solution that is centrally managed, can easily be
updated, and protects end users' workstations from both known and unknown malicious attacks
when connected to either the office or home network. Which of the following would BEST meet
Which of the following describes a risk and mitigation associated with cloud data storage?
Risk: Shared hardware caused data leakage
Mitigation: Strong encryption at rest