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Mandriva: Updated kdelibs packages fix vulnerability  27 January 2006 
A heap overflow vulnerability was discovered in kjs, the KDE JavaScript interpretter engine. An attacker could create a malicious web site that contained carefully crafted JavaScript code that could trigger the flaw and potentially lead to the arbitrary execution of code as the user visiting the site. The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
 
Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] Updated ipsec-tools packages fix vulnerability  27 January 2006 
The Internet Key Exchange version 1 (IKEv1) implementation (isakmp_agg.c) in ipsec-tools racoon before 0.6.3, when running in aggressive mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (null dereference and crash) via crafted IKE packets, as demonstrated by the PROTOS ISAKMP Test Suite for IKEv1. The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
 
Mandriva: Updated xpdf packages fix several vulnerabilities  27 January 2006 
Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the DCTStream::readProgressiveSOF and DCTStream::readBaselineSOF functions in the DCT stream parsing code (Stream.cc) in xpdf 3.01 and earlier, allow user-complicit attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file with an out-of-range number of components (numComps), which is used as an array index. (CVE-2005-3191)
 
Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] Updated mozilla-thunderbird packages fix vulnerability  27 January 2006 
GUI display truncation vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2, 1.0.6, and 1.0.7 allows user-complicit attackers to execute arbitrary code via an attachment with a filename containing a large number of spaces ending with a dangerous extension that is not displayed by Thunderbird, along with an inconsistent Content-Type header, which could be used to trick a user into downloading dangerous content by dragging or saving the attachment. The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
 
Mandriva: Updated perl-Convert-UUlib packages fix vulnerability  27 January 2006 
A buffer overflow was discovered in the perl Convert::UUlib module in versions prior to 1.051, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed parameter to a read operation. This update provides version 1.051 which is not vulnerable to this flaw.
 
Mandriva: Updated perl-Net_SSLeay packages fix vulnerability  27 January 2006 
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the perl Net::SSLeay module used the file /tmp/entropy as a fallback entropy source if a proper source was not set via the environment variable EGD_PATH. This could potentially lead to weakened cryptographic operations if an attacker was able to provide a /tmp/entropy file with known content. The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
 
Mandriva: Updated ImageMagick packages fix vulnerabilities  27 January 2006 
The delegate code in ImageMagick 6.2.4.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a filename that is processed by the display command. (CVE-2005-4601) A format string vulnerability in the SetImageInfo function in image.c for ImageMagick 6.2.3, and other versions, allows user-complicit attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a numeric format string specifier such as %d in the file name, a variant of CVE-2005-0397, and as demonstrated using the convert program. (CVE-2006-0082) The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
 
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