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Ubuntu: HPLIP vulnerabilities  24 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-674-1 provided packages to fix vulnerabilities in HPLIP. Due to an internal archive problem, the updates for Ubuntu 7.10 would not install properly. This update provides fixed packages for Ubuntu 7.10. We apologize for the inconvenience. It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not validate privileges in the alert-mailing function. A local attacker could exploit this to gain privileges and send e-mail messages from the account of the hplip user. This update alters hplip behaviour by preventing users from setting alerts and by moving alert configuration to a root-controlled /etc/hp/alerts.conf file. (CVE-2008-2940)
 
Ubuntu: HPLIP vulnerabilities  19 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not validate privileges in the alert-mailing function. A local attacker could exploit this to gain privileges and send e-mail messages from the account of the hplip user. This update alters hplip behaviour by preventing users from setting alerts and by moving alert configuration to a root-controlled /etc/hp/alerts.conf file. (CVE-2008-2940) It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not correctly handle certain commands. A local attacker could use a specially crafted packet to crash hpssd, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2941)
 
Ubuntu: MySQL vulnerabilities  17 November 2008 
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. (CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-4097 and CVE-2008-4098) It was discovered that MySQL did not handle empty bit-string literals properly. An attacker could exploit this problem and cause the MySQL server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3963)
 
Ubuntu: gnome-screensaver vulnerabilities  11 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that the notify feature in gnome-screensaver could let a local attacker read the clipboard contents of a locked session by using Ctrl-V. (CVE-2007-6389) Alan Matsuoka discovered that gnome-screensaver did not properly handle network outages when using a remote authentication service. During a network interruption, or by disconnecting the network cable, a local attacker could gain access to locked sessions. (CVE-2008-0887)
 
Ubuntu: Netpbm vulnerability  06 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Netpbm could be made to overrun a buffer when loading certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: Tk vulnerability  06 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Tk could be made to overrun a buffer when loading certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: enscript vulnerability  03 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ulf Härnhammar discovered multiple stack overflows in enscript's handling of special escape arguments. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious file with the "-e" option enabled, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause enscript to crash, possibly leading to a denial of service.
 
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