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Ubuntu: 985-1: mountall vulnerability  08 September 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Alasdair MacGregor discovered that mountall created a udev rule filewith world-writable permissions. A local attacker could exploit thisunder certain conditions to cause udev to execute arbitrary commands asthe root user. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 984-1: LFTP vulnerability  07 September 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that LFTP incorrectly filtered filenames suggestedby Content-Disposition headers. If a user or automated system were trickedinto downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote attacker couldcreate the file with an arbitrary name, such as a dotfile, and possibly runarbitrary code. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 983-1: Sudo vulnerability  07 September 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Markus Wuethrich discovered that sudo did not always verify the user when agroup was specified in the Runas_Spec. A local attacker could exploit thisto execute arbitrary code as root if sudo was configured to allow theattacker to use a program as a group when the attacker was not a part ofthat group. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 982-1: Wget vulnerability  02 September 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Wget would use filenames provided by the server whenfollowing 3xx redirects. If a user or automated system were tricked intodownloading a file from a malicious site, a remote attacker could createthe file with an arbitrary name (e.g. .wgetrc), and possibly run arbitrarycode. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 981-1: libwww-perl vulnerability  31 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that libwww-perl incorrectly filtered filenames suggestedby Content-Disposition headers. If a user were tricked into downloading afile from a malicious site, a remote attacker could overwrite hidden filesin the user's directory. [More...]
 
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...]
 
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