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Debian: purity buffer overflows  13 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Two buffer overflows have been discovered in purity, a game for nerds and hackers, which is installed setgid games on a Debian system. This problem could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to the group games. A malicious user could alter the highscore of several games.
 
Debian: 'postgresql' Multiple vulnerabilities  12 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Several buffer overflows and integer overflows have been fixed in the latest version. Special upgrade instructions enclosed within advisory.
 
Debian: 'cacti' Arbitrary code execution vulnerability  10 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A problem in cacti, a PHP based frontend to rrdtool for monitoringsystems and services, has been discovered. This could lead into cactiexecuting arbitrary program code under the user id of the web server.
 
Debian: 'mhonarc' XSS Vulnerability  09 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
When processingmaliciously crafted mails of type text/html, mhonarc, does notdeactivate all scripting parts properly.
 
Debian: 'python' Insecure tmp file vulnerability  09 September 2002 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The bugfix we distributed in DSA 159-1 unfortunately caused Python tosometimes behave improperly when a non-executable file existed earlierin the path and an executable file of the same name existed later inthe path.
 
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.
 
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