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Ubuntu: 970-1: GnuPG2 vulnerability  11 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that GPGSM in GnuPG2 did not correctly handlecertificates with a large number of Subject Alternate Names. If a user orautomated system were tricked into processing a specially craftedcertificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service or executearbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 967-1: w3m vulnerability  09 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ludwig Nussel discovered w3m does not properly handle SSL/TLScertificates with NULL characters in the certificate name. Anattacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middleattack to view sensitive information or alter encryptedcommunications. (CVE-2010-2074) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 969-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability  05 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the PC/SC service did not correctly handlemalformed messages. A local attacker could exploit this to executearbitrary code with root privileges. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 966-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  04 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Junjiro R. Okajima discovered that knfsd did not correctly handlestrict overcommit. A local attacker could exploit this to crash knfsd,leading to a denial of service. (Only Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 8.04 LTS wereaffected.) (CVE-2008-7256, CVE-2010-1643) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 964-1: Likewise Open vulnerability  26 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Matt Weatherford discovered that Likewise Open did not correctly checkpassword expiration for the local-provider account. A local attacker couldexploit this to log into a system they would otherwise not have access to. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 957-2: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerability  26 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-957-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox and Xulrunner. Daniel Holbertdiscovered that the fix for CVE-2010-1214 introduced a regression which didnot properly initialize a plugin pointer. If a user were tricked intoviewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could use this to crash thebrowser or run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 958-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities  26 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If auser were tricked into viewing malicious content, a remote attacker coulduse this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the userinvoking the program. (CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-1212) [More...]
 
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