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Debian: ethereal buffer overflow  06 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or hang by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. It may be possible to make Ethereal run arbitrary code by exploiting the buffer and pointer problems.
 
Debian: 'mantis' Privilege escalation vulnerability  04 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The Mantis system didn'tcheck whether a user is permitted to view a bug, but displays it rightaway if the user entered a valid bug id.
 
Debian: scrollkeeper tmp file vulnerability  03 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The scrollkeeper-get-cl program creates temporary files in an insecure manner in /tmp using guessable filenames. Since scrollkeeper is called automatically when a user logs into a Gnome session, an attacker with local access can easily create and overwrite files as another user.
 
Debian: python insecure tmp files  28 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A flaw in Python was discovered with an insecure use of a temporary file inos._execvpe from os.py. It uses a predictable name which could leadexecution of arbitrary code.
 
Debian: Gaim hyperlink vulnerability  27 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The developers of Gaim, an instant messenger client that combines several different networks, found a vulnerability in the hyperlink handling code.
 
Debian: mailman cross site scripting vulnerability  26 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman. When a properly crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer, the resulting webpage is rendered similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to sensitive information.
 
Debian: irssi denial of service  23 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The IRC client irssi is vulnerable to a denial of service condition. The problem occurs when a user attempts to join a channel that has an overly long topic description. When a certain string is appended to the topic, irssi will crash.
 
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