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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.
 
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.
 
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