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Ubuntu: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 vulnerabilities  17 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Firefox. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0159) Orlando Barrera II discovered a flaw in the Web Workers implementation of Firefox. If a user were tricked into posting to a malicious website, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0160) Alin Rad Pop discovered that Firefox's HTML parser would incorrectly free memory under certain circumstances. If the browser could be made to access these freed memory objects, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1571) Hidetake Jo discovered that the showModalDialog in Firefox did not always honor the same-origin policy. An attacker could exploit this to run untrusted JavaScript from other domains. (CVE-2009-3988) Georgi Guninski discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be bypassed by utilizing a crafted SVG image. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2010-0162)
 
Ubuntu: Squid vulnerabilities  16 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain auth headers. A remote attacker could exploit this with a specially-crafted auth header and cause Squid to go into an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-2855) It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain DNS packets. A remote attacker could exploit this with a specially-crafted DNS packet and cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0308)
 
Ubuntu: Ruby vulnerabilities  16 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Emmanouel Kellinis discovered that Ruby did not properly handle certain string operations. An attacker could exploit this issue and possibly execute arbitrary code with application privileges. (CVE-2009-4124) Giovanni Pellerano, Alessandro Tanasi, and Francesco Ongaro discovered that Ruby did not properly sanitize data written to log files. An attacker could insert specially-crafted data into log files which could affect certain terminal emulators and cause arbitrary files to be overwritten, or even possibly execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2009-4492) It was discovered that Ruby did not properly handle string arguments that represent large numbers. An attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2009-1904)
 
Ubuntu: Tomcat vulnerabilities  11 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Tomcat did not correctly validate WAR filenames or paths when deploying. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted WAR file to be deployed and cause arbitrary files and directories to be created, overwritten, or deleted.
 
Ubuntu: gnome-screensaver vulnerability  10 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly handle monitor hotplugging. An attacker with physical access could cause gnome-screensaver to crash and gain access to the locked session.
 
Ubuntu: MySQL vulnerabilities  10 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege checks. This update alters table creation behaviour by disallowing the use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2008-4098) It was discovered that MySQL contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the command-line client when the --html option is enabled. An attacker could place arbitrary web script or html in a database cell, which would then get placed in the html document output by the command-line tool. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2008-4456) It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use symlinks combined with the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege checks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2008-7247) It was discovered that MySQL contained multiple format string flaws when logging database creation and deletion. An authenticated user could use specially crafted database names to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2009-2446) It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled errors when performing certain SELECT statements, and did not preserve correct flags when performing statements that use the GeomFromWKB function. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2009-4019) It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly checked symlinks when using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. A local user could use symlinks to create tables that pointed to tables known to be created at a later time, bypassing access restrictions. (CVE-2009-4030) It was discovered that MySQL contained a buffer overflow when parsing ssl certificates. A remote attacker could send crafted requests and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service. In the default installation, attackers would also be isolated by the AppArmor MySQL profile. (CVE-2009-4484)
 
Ubuntu: Samba vulnerability  28 January 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ronald Volgers discovered that the mount.cifs utility, when installed as a setuid program, suffered from a race condition when verifying user permissions. A local attacker could trick samba into mounting over arbitrary locations, leading to a root privilege escalation.
 
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