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Ubuntu: Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp update  04 August 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made to overflow causing the browser to crash. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785)
 
Ubuntu: libxslt vulnerabilities  01 August 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that long transformation matches in libxslt could overflow. If an attacker were able to make an application linked against libxslt process malicious XSL style sheet input, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges or cause the application to crash, leading to a denial of serivce. (CVE-2008-1767)
 
Ubuntu: OpenLDAP vulnerability  01 August 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Cameron Hotchkies discovered that OpenLDAP did not correctly handle certain ASN.1 BER data. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and crash slapd, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Python vulnerabilities  01 August 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that there were new integer overflows in the imageop module. If an attacker were able to trick a Python application into processing a specially crafted image, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-1679)
 
Ubuntu: Firefox and xulrunner vulnerabilities  28 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made to overflow causing the browser to crash. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785)
 
Ubuntu: poppler vulnerability  28 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly initialize certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash applications linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Thunderbird vulnerabilities  24 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in Thunderbird that allowed overwriting trusted objects via mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript(). If a user had Javascript enabled and was tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2803)
 
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