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Ubuntu: 1047-1: AWStats vulnerability  24 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that AWStats did not correctly filter the LoadPluginconfiguration option. A local attacker on a shared system could use thisto inject arbitrary code into AWStats. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1048-1: Tomcat vulnerability  24 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly escape certain parameters inthe Manager application which could result in browsers becoming vulnerableto cross-site scripting attacks when processing the output. With cross-sitescripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing serveroutput during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1046-1: Sudo vulnerability  20 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Alexander Kurtz discovered that sudo would not prompt for a password whena group was specified in the Runas_Spec. A local attacker could exploitthis to execute arbitrary code as the specified group if sudo wasconfigured to allow the attacker to use a program as this group. The groupRunas_Spec is not used in the default installation of Ubuntu. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1045-1: FUSE vulnerability  19 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that FUSE could be tricked into incorrectly updating themtab file when mounting filesystems. A local attacker, with access to useFUSE, could unmount arbitrary locations, leading to a denial of service. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1045-2: util-linux update  19 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-1045-1 fixed vulnerabilities in FUSE. This update to util-linux addssupport for new options required by the FUSE update. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1044-1: D-Bus vulnerability  18 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Remi Denis-Courmont discovered that D-Bus did not properly validate thenumber of nested variants when validating D-Bus messages. A local attackercould exploit this to cause a denial of service. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 1042-2: PHP5 regression  13 January 2011 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-1042-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PHP5. The fix for CVE-2010-3436introduced a regression in the open_basedir restriction handling code.This update fixes the problem. [More...]
 
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