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Ubuntu: PostgreSQL regression  12 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-417-2 fixed a severe regression in the PostgreSQL server that was introduced in USN-417-1 and caused some valid queries to be aborted with a type error. This update fixes a similar (but much less prominent) error. At the same time, PostgreSQL is updated to version 8.1.8, which fixes a range of important bugs.
 
Ubuntu: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  10 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mark Dowd discovered that the netfilter iptables module did not correcly handle fragmented IPv6 packets.
 
Ubuntu: MoinMoin vulnerability  09 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in MoinMoin's page name sanitizer which could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. By tricking a user into viewing a crafted MoinMoin page, an attacker could execute arbitrary JavaScript as the current MoinMoin user, possibly exposing the user's authentication information for the domain where MoinMoin was hosted.
 
Ubuntu: PostgreSQL 8.1 regression  06 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-417-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in the PostgreSQL server. Unfortunately this update had a regression that caused some valid queries to be aborted with a type error. This update corrects that problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Ubuntu: KDE library vulnerability  06 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Jose Avila III and Robert Tasarz discovered that the KDE HTML library did not correctly parse HTML comments inside the "title" tag. By tricking a Konqueror user into visiting a malicious website, an attacker could bypass cross-site scripting protections.
 
Ubuntu: Samba vulnerabilities  06 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in Samba's file opening code, which in certain situations could lead to an endless loop, resulting in a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Bind vulnerabilities  05 February 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in Bind's DNSSEC validation code. Remote attackers could send a specially crafted DNS query which would cause the Bind server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Only servers configured to use DNSSEC extensions were vulnerable.
 
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