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Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  23 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that PHP did not properly check the length of the string parameter to the fnmatch function. An attacker could cause a denial of service in the PHP interpreter if a script passed untrusted input to the fnmatch function. (CVE-2007-4782)
 
Ubuntu: Dnsmasq vulnerability  22 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Dan Kaminsky discovered weaknesses in the DNS protocol as implemented by Dnsmasq. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to misdirected email and web traffic.
 
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  17 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: PCRE vulnerability  14 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  02 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Various flaws were discovered in the browser engine. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799)
 
Ubuntu: Samba regression  30 June 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Samba developers discovered that nmbd could be made to overrun a buffer during the processing of GETDC logon server requests. When samba is configured as a Primary or Backup Domain Controller, a remote attacker could send malicious logon requests and possibly cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4572)
 
Ubuntu: Ruby vulnerabilities  26 June 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Drew Yao discovered several vulnerabilities in Ruby which lead to integer overflows. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a malicious script, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
 
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