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Ubuntu: 907-1: gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities  08 March 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that gnome-screensaver did not correctly lock all screenswhen monitors get hotplugged. An attacker with physical access could usethis flaw to gain access to a locked session. (CVE-2010-0285) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 906-1: CUPS vulnerabilities  03 March 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the CUPS scheduler did not properly handle certainnetwork operations. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause theCUPS server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue onlyaffected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-3553,CVE-2010-0302) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 905-1: sudo vulnerabilities  26 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that sudo did not properly validate the path for the'sudoedit' pseudo-command. A local attacker could exploit this to executearbitrary code as root if sudo was configured to allow the attacker to usesudoedit. The sudoedit pseudo-command is not used in the defaultinstallation of Ubuntu. (CVE-2010-0426) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: 903-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities  24 February 2010 
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) [More...]
 
Ubuntu: Pidgin vulnerabilities  22 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fabian Yamaguchi discovered that Pidgin incorrectly validated all fields of an incoming message in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0277)
 
Ubuntu: XML-RPC for C and C++ vulnerabilities  18 February 2010 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for XML-RPC for C and C++. Original advisory details: Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720) It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560)
 
Ubuntu: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner 1.9.1 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)
 
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