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Linux Advisory Watch: June 15th, 2012 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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Password guessing with Medusa 2.0 - Medusa was created by the fine folks at foofus.net, in fact the much awaited Medusa 2.0 update was released in February of 2010. For a complete change log please visit http://www.foofus.net/jmk/medusa/changelog

Password guessing as an attack vector - Using password guessing as an attack vector. Over the years we've been taught a strong password must be long and complex to be considered secure. Some of us have taken that notion to heart and always ensure our passwords are strong. But some don't give a second thought to the complexity or length of our password.


  Debian: 2494-1: ffmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jun 14)
 

It was discovered that ffmpeg, Debian's version of the libav media codec suite, contains vulnerabilities in the DPCM codecs (CVE-2011-3951), H.264 (CVE-2012-0851), ADPCM (CVE-2012-0852), and the KMVC decoder (CVE-2011-3952). [More...]

  Debian: 2493-1: asterisk: denial of service (Jun 12)
 

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Asterisk, a PBX and telephony toolkit. CVE-2012-2947 [More...]

  Debian: 2492-1: php5: buffer overflow (Jun 11)
 

The Phar extension for PHP does not properly handle crafted tar files, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow. PHP applications processing tar files could crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. [More...]

  Debian: 2491-1: postgresql-8.4: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jun 9)
 

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, an SQL database server: CVE-2012-2143 [More...]

  Debian: 2488-1: iceweasel: several vulnerabilities (Jun 7)
 

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Iceweasel, a web browser based on Firefox. The included XULRunner library provides rendering services for several other applications included in Debian. [More...]

  Debian: 2490-1: nss: denial of service (Jun 7)
 

Kaspar Brand discovered that Mozilla's Network Security Services (NSS) library did insufficient length checking in the QuickDER decoder, allowing to crash a program using the library. [More...]

  Debian: 2489-1: iceape: several vulnerabilities (Jun 7)
 

Several vulnerabilities have been found in the Iceape internet suite, an unbranded version of Seamonkey. CVE-2012-1937 [More...]

  Debian: 2487-1: openoffice.org: buffer overflow (Jun 7)
 

It was discovered that OpenOffice.org would not properly process crafted document files, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution. CVE-2012-1149 [More...]

  Debian: 2480-3: request-tracker3.8: regression (Jun 7)
 

The recent security updates for request-tracker3.8, DSA-2480-1 and DSA-2480-2, contained another regression when running under mod_perl. Please note that if you run request-tracker3.8 under the Apache web [More...]


  Mandriva: 2012:091: libreoffice (Jun 15)
 

Security issues were identified and fixed in libreoffice: An integer overflow vulnerability in the libreoffice graphic loading code could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code [More...]

  Mandriva: 2012:091: libreoffice (Jun 14)
 

Security issues were identified and fixed in libreoffice: An integer overflow vulnerability in the libreoffice graphic loading code could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code [More...]

  Mandriva: 2012:090: openoffice.org (Jun 14)
 

Security issues were identified and fixed in openoffice.org: An integer overflow vulnerability in the openoffice.org graphic loading code could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code [More...]

  Mandriva: 2012:089: bind (Jun 11)
 

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in bind: ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.6-P1, 9.8.x before 9.8.3-P1, 9.9.x before 9.9.1-P1, and 9.4-ESV and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R7-P1 does not properly handle resource records with a zero-length RDATA section, [More...]

  Mandriva: 2012:088: mozilla (Jun 9)
 

Security issues were identified and fixed in mozilla firefox and thunderbird: Heap-based buffer overflow in the utf16_to_isolatin1 function in Mozilla Firefox 4.x through 12.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.5, [More...]


  Red Hat: 2012:0734-01: java-1.6.0-sun: Critical Advisory (Jun 13)
 

Updated java-1.6.0-sun packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0731-01: expat: Moderate Advisory (Jun 13)
 

Updated expat packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0730-01: java-1.6.0-openjdk: Important Advisory (Jun 13)
 

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0729-01: java-1.6.0-openjdk: Critical Advisory (Jun 13)
 

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0722-01: flash-plugin: Critical Advisory (Jun 12)
 

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0720-01: kernel: Important Advisory (Jun 12)
 

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Extended Update Support. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0721-01: kernel: Important Advisory (Jun 12)
 

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

  Red Hat: 2012:0717-01: bind97: Important Advisory (Jun 7)
 

Updated bind97 packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

  Red Hat: 2012:0716-01: bind: Important Advisory (Jun 7)
 

Updated bind packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]


  Slackware: 2012-166-04: seamonkey: Security Update (Jun 14)
 

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

  Slackware: 2012-166-02: mozilla-firefox: Security Update (Jun 14)
 

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

  Slackware: 2012-166-03: mozilla-thunderbird: Security Update (Jun 14)
 

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

  Slackware: 2012-166-01: bind: Security Update (Jun 14)
 

New bind packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]


  Ubuntu: 1463-2: Unity 2D update (Jun 15)
 

Popup menus were not working in Firefox under Unity 2D.

  Ubuntu: 1475-1: APT update (Jun 14)
 

APT now more thoroughly verifies imported keyrings.

  Ubuntu: 1474-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities (Jun 13)
 

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

  Ubuntu: 1473-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities (Jun 13)
 

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

  Ubuntu: 1430-4: AppArmor update (Jun 12)
 

This update provides updates for the AppArmor profile abstractions.

  Ubuntu: 1472-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities (Jun 12)
 

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

  Ubuntu: 1471-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities (Jun 12)
 

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

  Ubuntu: 1470-1: Linux kernel (Natty backport) vulnerabilities (Jun 12)
 

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

  Ubuntu: 1469-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability (Jun 12)
 

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

  Ubuntu: 1468-1: Linux kernel vulnerability (Jun 12)
 

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

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