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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.
 
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.
 
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