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Ubuntu: w3m vulnerabilities  02 January 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A format string vulnerability was discovered in w3m. If a user were tricked into visiting an HTTPS URL protected by a specially crafted SSL certificate, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: Firefox vulnerabilities  02 January 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into opening a malicious web page containing JavaScript or SVG.
 
Ubuntu: mono vulnerability  20 December 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Jose Ramon Palanco discovered that the mono System.Web class did not consistently verify local file paths. As a result, the source code for mono web applications could be retrieved remotely, possibly leading to further compromise via the application's source.
 
Ubuntu: gdm vulnerability  14 December 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A format string vulnerability was discovered in the gdmchooser component of the GNOME Display Manager. By typing a specially crafted host name, local users could gain gdm user privileges, which could lead to further account information exposure.
 
Ubuntu: avahi regression  14 December 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-380-1 fixed a vulnerability in Avahi. However, if used with Network manager, that version occasionally failed to resolve .local DNS names until Avahi got restarted. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Ubuntu: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  13 December 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The following CVEIDs are covered by this advisory: CVE-2006-4572, CVE-2006-4813, CVE-2006-4997, CVE-2006-5158, CVE-2006-5173, CVE-2006-5619, CVE-2006-5648, CVE-2006-5649, CVE-2006-5701, CVE-2006-5751
 
Ubuntu: Ruby vulnerability  08 December 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
An error was found in Ruby's CGI library that did not correctly quote the boundary of multipart MIME requests. Using a crafted HTTP request, a remote user could cause a denial of service, where Ruby CGI applications would end up in a loop, monopolizing a CPU.
 
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