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Ubuntu: Bind vulnerabilities  19 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Bind would incorrectly cache bogus NXDOMAIN responses. When DNSSEC validation is in use, a remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service, and possibly poison DNS caches. (CVE-2010-0097) USN-865-1 provided updated Bind packages to fix a security vulnerability. The upstream security patch to fix CVE-2009-4022 was incomplete and CVE-2010-0290 was assigned to the issue. This update corrects the problem. Original advisory details: Michael Sinatra discovered that Bind did not correctly validate certain records added to its cache. When DNSSEC validation is in use, 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: LibThai vulnerability  17 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tim Starling discovered that LibThai did not correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could use specially-formed strings to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
 
Ubuntu: LibThai vulnerability  17 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tim Starling discovered that LibThai did not correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could use specially-formed strings to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
 
Ubuntu: Pidgin vulnerabilities  17 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain topic messages in the IRC protocol handler. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious IRC server, an attacker could cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-2703) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly enforce the "require TLS/SSL" setting when connecting to certain older Jabber servers. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3026) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain SLP invite messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted invite message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3083) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain errors in the XMPP protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3085) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle malformed contact-list data in the OSCAR protocol handler. A remote attacker could send specially crafted contact-list data and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3615) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle custom smiley requests in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted filename in a custom smiley request and obtain arbitrary files via directory traversal. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2010-0013) Pidgin for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was also updated to fix connection issues with the MSN protocol. USN-675-1 and USN-781-1 provided updated Pidgin packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. The security patches to fix CVE-2008-2955 and CVE-2009-1376 were incomplete. This update corrects the problem. Original advisory details: It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle file transfers containing a long filename and special characters in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted filename in a file transfer request and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2955) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1376)
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  12 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that PHP did not properly handle the ini_restore function. An attacker could exploit this issue to obtain random memory contents or to cause the PHP server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2009-2626) It was discovered that the htmlspecialchars function did not properly handle certain character sequences, which could result in browsers becoming vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks when processing the output. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), within the same domain. (CVE-2009-4142) Stefan Esser discovered that PHP did not properly handle session data. An attacker could exploit this issue to bypass safe_mode or open_basedir restrictions. (CVE-2009-4143)
 
Ubuntu: network-manager-applet vulnerabilities  12 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that NetworkManager did not ensure that the Certification Authority (CA) certificate file remained present when using WPA Enterprise or 802.1x networks. A remote attacker could use this flaw to spoof the identity of a wireless network and view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-4144) It was discovered that the connection editor GUI would incorrectly export objects over D-Bus. A local user could read D-Bus signals to view other users' network connection passwords and pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-4145)
 
Ubuntu: GIMP vulnerabilities  07 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Stefan Cornelius discovered that GIMP did not correctly handle certain malformed BMP files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted BMP file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2009-1570) Stefan Cornelius discovered that GIMP did not correctly handle certain malformed PSD files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSD file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-3909)
 
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