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Ubuntu: Emacs vulnerability  28 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hendrik Tews discovered that emacs21 did not correctly handle certain GIF images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted GIF, a remote attacker could cause emacs21 to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: tar vulnerability  28 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Dmitry V. Levin discovered that tar did not correctly detect the ".." file path element when unpacking archives. If a user or an automated system were tricked into unpacking a specially crafted tar file, arbitrary files could be overwritten with user privileges.
 
Ubuntu: vim vulnerability  28 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ulf Harnhammar discovered that vim does not properly sanitise the "helptags_one()" function when running the "helptags" command. By tricking a user into running a crafted help file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
 
Ubuntu: KDE vulnerabilities  27 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Konqueror could be tricked into displaying incorrect URLs. Remote attackers could exploit this to increase their chances of tricking a user into visiting a phishing URL, which could lead to credential theft.
 
Ubuntu: Thunderbird vulnerabilities  27 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By tricking a user into opening a malicious email, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it.
 
Ubuntu: jasper vulnerability  21 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
It was discovered that Jasper did not correctly handle corrupted JPEG2000 images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted JPG, a remote attacker could cause the application using libjasper to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
 
Ubuntu: rsync vulnerability  20 August 2007 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Sebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync contained an off-by-one miscalculation when handling certain file paths. By creating a specially crafted tree of files and tricking an rsync server into processing them, a remote attacker could write a single NULL to stack memory, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.
 
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