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Ubuntu: PCRE vulnerabilities  26 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered multiple flaws in the regular expression handling of PCRE. By tricking a user or service into running specially crafted expressions via applications linked against libpcre3, a remote attacker could crash the application, monopolize CPU resources, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the application's privileges.
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  26 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Firefox incorrectly associated redirected sites as the origin of "jar:" contents. A malicious web site could exploit this to modify or steal confidential data (such as passwords) from other web sites. (CVE-2007-5947)
Ubuntu: link-grammar vulnerability  26 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Alin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord's Link Grammar parser did not correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.
Ubuntu: VMWare vulnerabilities  15 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Neel Mehta and Ryan Smith discovered that the VMWare Player DHCP server did not correctly handle certain packet structures. Remote attackers could send specially crafted packets and gain root privileges.
Ubuntu: poppler vulnerabilities  14 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Secunia Research discovered several vulnerabilities in poppler. If a user were tricked into loading a specially crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges in applications linked against poppler.
Ubuntu: Emacs vulnerability  13 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Drake Wilson discovered that Emacs did not correctly handle the safe mode of "enable-local-variables". If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file while "enable-local-variables" was set to the non-default ":safe", a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.
Ubuntu: flac vulnerability  13 November 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Sean de Regge discovered that flac did not properly perform bounds checking in many situations. An attacker could send a specially crafted FLAC audio file and execute arbitrary code as the user or cause a denial of service in flac or applications that link against flac.
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