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Ubuntu: Mono vulnerabilities  26 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the XML HMAC signature system did not correctly check certain lengths. If an attacker sent a truncated HMAC, it could bypass authentication, leading to potential privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-0217) It was discovered that Mono did not properly escape certain attributes in the ASP.net class libraries 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2008-3422) It was discovered that Mono did not properly filter CRLF injections in the query string. If a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, steal confidential data (such as passwords), or perform cross-site request forgeries. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2008-3906)
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerability  24 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that PHP did not properly handle certain malformed JPEG images when being parsed by the Exif module. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the PHP server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: KDE-Graphics vulnerabilities  24 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that KDE-Graphics did not properly handle certain malformed SVG images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG image, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
 
Ubuntu: libvorbis vulnerability  24 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed ogg files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted ogg file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2009-2663) USN-682-1 provided updated libvorbis packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities. The upstream security patch to fix CVE-2008-1420 introduced a regression when reading sound files encoded with libvorbis 1.0beta1. This update corrects the problem. Original advisory details: It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed sound files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted sound file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1420)
 
Ubuntu: KDE-Libs vulnerabilities  24 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that KDE-Libs did not properly handle certain malformed SVG images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG image, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-0945) It was discovered that the KDE JavaScript garbage collector did not properly handle memory allocation failures. If a user were tricked into viewing 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-2009-1687) It was discovered that KDE-Libs did not properly handle HTML content in the head element. If a user were tricked into viewing 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-2009-1690) It was discovered that KDE-Libs did not properly handle the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) attr function call. If a user were tricked into viewing 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-2009-1698)
 
Ubuntu: Pidgin vulnerability  20 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Federico Muttis 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.
 
Ubuntu: Apache regression  19 August 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-802-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Apache. The upstream fix for CVE-2009-1891 introduced a regression that would cause Apache children to occasionally segfault when mod_deflate is used. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. Original advisory details: It was discovered that mod_proxy_http did not properly handle a large amount of streamed data when used as a reverse proxy. A remote attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service via memory resource consumption. This issue affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2009-1890) It was discovered that mod_deflate did not abort compressing large files when the connection was closed. A remote attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service via CPU resource consumption. (CVE-2009-1891)
 
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