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Ubuntu: 940-2: Kerberos vulnerability  21 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-940-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Kerberos. This update provides thecorresponding updates for Ubuntu 10.04. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 961-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities  13 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
David Srbecky discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled debuglogging. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a craftedPDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrarycode with privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue onlyaffected Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.10. The default compiler options for [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 960-1: libpng vulnerabilities  08 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNGimages. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a craftedPNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly executearbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.(CVE-2010-1205) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 959-1: PAM vulnerability  07 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu didnot correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps.A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 943-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities  06 July 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Martin Barbella discovered an integer overflow in an XSLT node sortingroutine. An attacker could exploit this to overflow a buffer and cause adenial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges ofthe user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1199) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 956-1: sudo vulnerability  30 June 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Evan Broder and Anders Kaseorg discovered that sudo did not properlysanitize its environment when configured to use secure_path (the default inUbuntu). A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code asroot if sudo was configured to allow the attacker to use a program thatinterpreted the PATH environment variable. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 930-3: Firefox regression  30 June 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-930-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. Due to a software packagingproblem, the Firefox 3.6 update could not be installed when the firefox-2package was also installed. This update fixes the problem and updatesapturl for the change. [More...]
 
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