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Ubuntu: Xsession vulnerability  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A race condition existed that would allow other local users to see error messages generated during another user's X session. This could allow potentially sensitive information to be leaked.
 
Ubuntu: Fixed linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
USN-346-1 provided an updated Linux kernel to fix several security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately the update broke the binary 'nvidia' driver from linux-restricted-modules. This update corrects this problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Ubuntu: MySQL vulnerabilities  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
There are multiple vulnerabilities in MySQL. The following CVEIDs have been addressed: CVE-2006-4227 CVE-2006-4031
 
Ubuntu: OpenSSL vulnerability  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Philip Mackenzie, Marius Schilder, Jason Waddle and Ben Laurie of Google Security discovered that the OpenSSL library did not sufficiently check the padding of PKCS #1 v1.5 signatures if the exponent of the public key is 3 (which is widely used for CAs). This could be exploited to forge signatures without the need of the secret key.
 
Ubuntu: imagemagick vulnerabilities  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Tavis Ormandy discovered several buffer overflows in imagemagick's Sun Raster and XCF (Gimp) image decoders. By tricking a user or automated system into processing a specially crafted image, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the users' privileges.
 
Ubuntu: libxfont vulnerability  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
An integer overflow has been discovered in X.org's font handling library. By using a specially crafted font file, this could be exploited to crash the X server or execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
 
Ubuntu: PHP vulnerabilities  16 October 2006 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
There are multiple vulnerabilities in PHP. The following CVEIDs have been addressed: CVE-2006-4020 CVE-2006-4481 CVE-2006-4482 CVE-2006-4484
 
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