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Ubuntu: 979-1: okular vulnerability  26 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research discovered a boundary error duringRLE decompression in the "TranscribePalmImageToJPEG()" function ingenerators/plucker/inplug/image.cpp of okular when processing imagesembedded in PDB files, which can be exploited to cause a heap-basedbuffer overflow. (CVE-2010-2575) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 977-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities  25 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input,resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-sitescripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing serveroutput during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploitthis to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 976-1: Tomcat vulnerability  25 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled invalid Transfer-Encodingheaders. A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests containinginvalid headers to the server and cause a denial of service, or possiblyobtain sensitive information from other requests. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 974-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  19 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gael Delalleu, Rafal Wojtczuk, and Brad Spengler discovered that the memorymanager did not properly handle when applications grow stacks into adjacentmemory regions. A local attacker could exploit this to gain control ofcertain applications, potentially leading to privilege escalation, asdemonstrated in attacks against the X server. (CVE-2010-2240) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 973-1: KOffice vulnerabilities  17 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that theXpdf used in KOffice contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2decoder. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a craftedPDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrarycode with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0146, [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 972-1: FreeType vulnerabilities  17 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformedfont files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted fontfile, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly executearbitrary code with user privileges. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 971-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities  16 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the IcedTea plugin did not correctly check certainaccesses. If a user or automated system were tricked into running aspecially crafted Java applet, a remote attacker could read arbitraryfiles with user privileges, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2548,CVE-2010-2783) [More...]
 
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