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Ubuntu: 974-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  19 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gael Delalleu, Rafal Wojtczuk, and Brad Spengler discovered that the memorymanager did not properly handle when applications grow stacks into adjacentmemory regions. A local attacker could exploit this to gain control ofcertain applications, potentially leading to privilege escalation, asdemonstrated in attacks against the X server. (CVE-2010-2240) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 973-1: KOffice vulnerabilities  17 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that theXpdf used in KOffice contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2decoder. 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. (CVE-2009-0146, [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 972-1: FreeType vulnerabilities  17 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformedfont files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted fontfile, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly executearbitrary code with user privileges. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 971-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities  16 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the IcedTea plugin did not correctly check certainaccesses. If a user or automated system were tricked into running aspecially crafted Java applet, a remote attacker could read arbitraryfiles with user privileges, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2548,CVE-2010-2783) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 970-1: GnuPG2 vulnerability  11 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that GPGSM in GnuPG2 did not correctly handlecertificates with a large number of Subject Alternate Names. If a user orautomated system were tricked into processing a specially craftedcertificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service or executearbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 967-1: w3m vulnerability  09 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ludwig Nussel discovered w3m does not properly handle SSL/TLScertificates with NULL characters in the certificate name. Anattacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middleattack to view sensitive information or alter encryptedcommunications. (CVE-2010-2074) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 969-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability  05 August 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the PC/SC service did not correctly handlemalformed messages. A local attacker could exploit this to executearbitrary code with root privileges. [More...]
 
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