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Linux Advisory Watch: July 1st, 2011 Print E-mail
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Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Advisory Watch Thank you for reading the Linux Advisory Watch Security Newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's vendor security bulletins and pointers on methods to improve the security posture of your open source system. Vulnerabilities affect nearly every vendor virtually every week, so be sure to read through to find the updates your distributor have made available.

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Using the sec-wall Security Proxy - This article full of examples will show you various ways to test services secured using sec-wall, a feature-packed high performance security proxy. We'll be using cURL, a popular Linux command line tool and PycURL - a Python interface to cURL. As of version 1.0, sec-wall supports HTTP Basic auth, digest auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath-based authentication, WS-Security & SSL/TLS client certificates and each of the options is being shown below.

sec-wall: Open Source Security Proxy - sec-wall, a recently released security proxy is a one-stop place for everything related to securing HTTP/HTTPS traffic. Designed as a pragmatic solution to the question of securing servers using SSL/TLS certificates, WS-Security, HTTP Basic/Digest Auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath expressions with an option of modifying HTTP headers and URLs on the fly.



  Debian: 2266-1: php5: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jun 29)
 

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PHP, which could lead to denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2010-2531 [More...]

  Debian: 2210-2: tiff: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jun 25)
 

The recent tiff update DSA-2210-1 introduced a regression that could lead to encoding problems of tiff files. This update fixes this problem (bug #630042). [More...]


  Red Hat: 2011:0910-01: ruby: Moderate Advisory (Jun 28)
 

Updated ruby packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]

  Red Hat: 2011:0909-01: ruby: Moderate Advisory (Jun 28)
 

Updated ruby packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]

  Red Hat: 2011:0908-01: ruby: Moderate Advisory (Jun 28)
 

Updated ruby packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]


  Slackware: 2011-178-01: pidgin: Security Update (Jun 28)
 

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]

  Slackware: 2011-174-01: mozilla-firefox: Security Update (Jun 24)
 

New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]


  SuSE: 2011-027: Linux kernel (Jun 29)
 

This kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel fixes several security issues and bugs. Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2011-1593: Multiple integer overflows in the next_pidmap function in kernel/pid.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a [More...]


  Ubuntu: 1149-2: Firefox regression (Jun 29)
 

In rare instances, Firefox could have trouble accessing some websites.

  Ubuntu: 1160-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities (Jun 28)
 

Multiple kernel vulnerabilities have been fixed.

  Ubuntu: 1158-1: curl vulnerabilities (Jun 23)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities in curl.

  Ubuntu: 1157-3: Firefox regression (Jun 23)
 

Under certain circumstances, the updated translations could unintentionallyinstall firefox.

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