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Ubuntu: Samba vulnerability  27 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Samba did not properly perform bounds checking in certain operations. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this to read arbitrary memory contents of the smb process, which could contain sensitive infomation or possibly have other impacts, such as a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Gaim vulnerability  24 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Gaim 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. (CVE-2008-2927)
 
Ubuntu: WebKit vulnerability  24 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that WebKit did not properly handle Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) import statements. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could cause a browser crash and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: Pidgin vulnerabilities  24 November 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was 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. (CVE-2008-2927)
 
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)
 
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