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Ubuntu: poppler vulnerability  28 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly initialize certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash applications linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Thunderbird vulnerabilities  24 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in Thunderbird that allowed overwriting trusted objects via mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript(). If a user had Javascript enabled and was tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2803)
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  23 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that PHP did not properly check the length of the string parameter to the fnmatch function. An attacker could cause a denial of service in the PHP interpreter if a script passed untrusted input to the fnmatch function. (CVE-2007-4782)
 
Ubuntu: Dnsmasq vulnerability  22 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Dan Kaminsky discovered weaknesses in the DNS protocol as implemented by Dnsmasq. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to misdirected email and web traffic.
 
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  17 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made to overflow causing the browser to crash. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785)
 
Ubuntu: PCRE vulnerability  14 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  02 July 2008 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Various flaws were discovered in the browser engine. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799)
 
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