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Ubuntu: MoinMoin vulnerability  11 May 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input when attaching files, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. 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, within the same domain.
 
Ubuntu: libmodplug vulnerabilities  07 May 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain parameters when parsing MED media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted MED file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1438) Manfred Tremmel and Stanislav Brabec discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle long instrument names when parsing PAT sample files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PAT file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-1438)
 
Ubuntu: MPFR vulnerability  07 May 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that MPFR improperly handled string lengths in its print routines. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially crafted data with applications linked against MPFR, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
 
Ubuntu: Pango vulnerability  07 May 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Will Drewry discovered that Pango incorrectly handled rendering text with long glyphstrings. If a user were tricked into displaying specially crafted data with applications linked against Pango, such as Firefox, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
 
Ubuntu: libwmf vulnerability  04 May 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tavis Ormandy discovered that libwmf incorrectly used memory after it had been freed when using its embedded GD library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted WMF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  27 April 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-761-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PHP. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 9.04. Original advisory details: It was discovered that PHP did not sanitize certain error messages when display_errors is enabled, 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. (CVE-2008-5814) It was discovered that PHP did not properly handle certain malformed strings when being parsed by the json_decode function. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the PHP server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10. (CVE-2009-1271)
 
Ubuntu: acpid vulnerability  27 April 2009 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that acpid did not properly handle a large number of connections. A local user could exploit this and monopolize CPU resources, leading to a denial of service.
 
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