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Ubuntu: Linux kernel vulnerabilities  24 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Philipp Richter discovered that the AppleTalk protocol handler did not sufficiently verify the length of packets. By sending a crafted AppleTalk packet, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel.
 
Ubuntu: vim vulnerability  22 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tomas Golembiovsky discovered that some vim commands were accidentally allowed in modelines. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted file in vim, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  22 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw was discovered in the FTP command handler in PHP. Commands were not correctly filtered for control characters. An attacker could issue arbitrary FTP commands using specially crafted arguments.
 
Ubuntu: Samba regression  22 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-460-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Samba. The upstream changes for CVE-2007-2444 had an unexpected side-effect in Feisty. Paul Griffith and Andrew Hogue discovered that Samba did not fully drop root privileges while translating SIDs. A remote authenticated user could issue SMB operations during a small window of opportunity and gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-2444)
 
Ubuntu: pptpd regression  21 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-459-1 fixed vulnerabilities in pptpd. However, a portion of the fix caused a regression in session establishment under Dapper for certain PPTP clients. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Ubuntu: Quagga vulnerability  17 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Quagga did not correctly verify length information sent from configured peers. Remote malicious peers could send a specially crafted UPDATE message which would cause bgpd to abort, leading to a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: Samba vulnerabilities  15 May 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Paul Griffith and Andrew Hogue discovered that Samba did not fully drop root privileges while translating SIDs. A remote authenticated user could issue SMB operations during a small window of opportunity and gain root privileges.
 
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