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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.
 
Debian: epic4-script-light arbitrary script execution  22 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
All versions of the EPIC script Light prior to 2.7.30p5 (on the 2.7 branch) and prior to 2.8pre10 (on the 2.8 branch) running on any platform are vulnerable to a remotely-exploitable bug, which can lead to nearly arbitrary code execution.
 
Debian: 'kdelibs' Privacy escalation  21 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Due to a security engineering oversight, the SSL library from KDE,which Konqueror uses, doesn't check whether an intermediatecertificate for a connection is signed by the certificate authority assafe for the purpose, but accepts it when it is signed.
 
Debian: 'mantis' Multiple vulnerabilities  20 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Multiple local vulnerabilities including cross site code execution and privilege escalation vulnerabilities have been fixed.
 
Debian: 'fam' Privilege escalation vulnerability  16 August 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A flaw was discovered in FAM's group handling. In the effect usersare unable to FAM directories they have group read and executepermissions on. However, also unprivileged users can potentiallylearn names of files that only users in root's group should be able toview.
 
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