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Ubuntu: 928-1: Sudo vulnerability  15 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Valerio Costamagna discovered that sudo did not properly validate the pathfor the 'sudoedit' pseudo-command when the PATH contained only a dot ('.').If secure_path and ignore_dot were disabled, a local attacker could exploitthis to execute arbitrary code as root if sudo was configured to allow theattacker to use sudoedit. By default, secure_path is used and the sudoedit [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 927-3: Thunderbird regression  11 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-927-1 fixed vulnerabilities in NSS. Due to upstream changes in NSS3.12.6, Thunderbird would be unable to initialize the security componentand connect with SSL/TLS if the old libnss3-0d transition package wasinstalled. This update fixes the problem. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 920-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities  09 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Martijn Wargers, Josh Soref, Jesse Ruderman, and Ehsan Akhgari discoveredflaws in the browser engine of Firefox. If a user were tricked into viewinga malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service orpossibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invokingthe program. (CVE-2010-0174) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 927-1: NSS vulnerability  09 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa discovered a flaw in the TLS and SSLv3protocols. If an attacker could perform a man in the middle attack at thestart of a TLS connection, the attacker could inject arbitrary content atthe beginning of the user's session. This update adds support for the newnew renegotiation extension and will use it when the server supports it. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 926-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities  08 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly verify its input whenprocessing CAB files. A remote attacker could send a specially craftedCAB file to evade malware detection. (CVE-2010-0098) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 925-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities  08 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input whenprocessing Despam actions, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS)vulnerabilities. If a privileged wiki user were tricked into performingthe Despam action on a page with a crafted title, a remote attacker couldexploit this to execute JavaScript code. (CVE-2010-0828) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 923-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities  07 April 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa discovered a flaw in the TLS and SSLv3protocols. If an attacker could perform a man in the middle attack at thestart of a TLS connection, the attacker could inject arbitrary contentat the beginning of the user's session. (CVE-2009-3555) [More...]
 
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