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Linux Advisory Watch: August 15th, 2014 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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Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online - Thanks so much to Peter Smith for announcing on linuxsecurity.com the release of his Linux Network Security book available free online. "In 2005 I wrote a book on Linux security. 8 years later and the publisher has gone out of business. Now that I'm free from restrictions on reproducing material from the book, I have decided to make the entire book available online."

Securing a Linux Web Server - With the significant prevalence of Linux web servers globally, security is often touted as a strength of the platform for such a purpose. However, a Linux based web server is only as secure as its configuration and very often many are quite vulnerable to compromise. While specific configurations vary wildly due to environments or specific use, there are various general steps that can be taken to insure basic security considerations are in place.


  Debian: 3005-1: gpgme1.0: Summary (Aug 14)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 2984-2: acpi-support: Summary (Aug 11)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 3004-1: kde4libs: Summary (Aug 10)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 3003-1: libav: Summary (Aug 10)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 3002-1: wireshark: Summary (Aug 10)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 3001-1: wordpress: Summary (Aug 9)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 3000-1: krb5: Summary (Aug 9)
 

Security Report Summary

  Debian: 2999-1: drupal7: Summary (Aug 9)
 

Security Report Summary


  Gentoo: 201408-06 libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities (Aug 14)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpng which can allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition.

  Gentoo: 201408-05 Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities (Aug 14)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

  Gentoo: 201408-04 Catfish: Multiple Vulnerabilities (Aug 13)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Catfish, allowing local attackers to escalate their privileges.

  Gentoo: 201408-03 LibSSH: Information disclosure (Aug 12)
 

A vulnerability in LibSSH can result in leakage of private key information.

  Gentoo: 201408-02 FreeType: Arbitrary code execution (Aug 9)
 

A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.


  Mandriva: 2014:159: wireshark (Aug 8)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in wireshark: * The Catapult DCT2000 and IrDA dissectors could underrun a buffer (CVE-2014-5161, CVE-2014-5162). [More...]

  Mandriva: 2014:158: openssl (Aug 8)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in openssl: A flaw in OBJ_obj2txt may cause pretty printing functions such as X509_name_oneline, X509_name_print_ex et al. to leak some information from the stack. Applications may be affected if they echo pretty [More...]

  Mandriva: 2014:157: ipython (Aug 8)
 

Updated ipython package fixes security vulnerability: In IPython before 1.2, the origin of websocket requests was not verified within the IPython notebook server. If an attacker has knowledge of an IPython kernel id they can run arbitrary code on [More...]

  Mandriva: 2014:156: ocsinventory (Aug 7)
 

Updated ocsinventory packages fix security vulnerability: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the OCS Reports Web Interface in OCS Inventory NG allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors (CVE-2014-4722). [More...]

  Mandriva: 2014:155: kernel (Aug 7)
 

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in the Linux kernel: Multiple buffer overflows in drivers/staging/wlags49_h2/wl_priv.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12 allow local users to cause a [More...]


  Red Hat: 2014:1052-01: openssl: Moderate Advisory (Aug 13)
 

Updated openssl packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1053-01: openssl: Moderate Advisory (Aug 13)
 

Updated openssl packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1051-01: flash-plugin: Critical Advisory (Aug 13)
 

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

  Red Hat: 2014:1050-01: openstack-ceilometer: Important Advisory (Aug 12)
 

Updated OpenStack Telemetry packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1042-01: java-1.7.1-ibm: Critical Advisory (Aug 11)
 

Updated java-1.7.1-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1041-01: java-1.7.0-ibm: Critical Advisory (Aug 11)
 

Updated java-1.7.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1038-01: tomcat6: Low Advisory (Aug 11)
 

Updated tomcat6 packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1036-01: java-1.5.0-ibm: Important Advisory (Aug 7)
 

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1031-01: 389-ds-base: Important Advisory (Aug 7)
 

Updated 389-ds-base packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  Red Hat: 2014:1033-01: java-1.6.0-ibm: Critical Advisory (Aug 7)
 

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

  Red Hat: 2014:1034-01: tomcat: Low Advisory (Aug 7)
 

Updated tomcat packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security [More...]


  Slackware: 2014-220-01: openssl: Security Update (Aug 8)
 

New openssl packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]


  Ubuntu: 2315-1: serf vulnerability (Aug 14)
 

Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information tobe exposed when accessing the Internet.

  Ubuntu: 2316-1: Subversion vulnerabilities (Aug 14)
 

Several security issues were fixed in Subversion.

  Ubuntu: 2313-1: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerability (Aug 13)
 

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

  Ubuntu: 2314-1: Linux kernel vulnerability (Aug 13)
 

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

  Ubuntu: 2312-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities (Aug 12)
 

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 6.

  Ubuntu: 2311-1: pyCADF vulnerability (Aug 11)
 

pyCADF could be made to expose sensitive information.

  Ubuntu: 2310-1: Kerberos vulnerabilities (Aug 11)
 

Several security issues were fixed in Kerberos.

  Ubuntu: 2309-1: Libav vulnerabilities (Aug 11)
 

Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened aspecially crafted file.

  Ubuntu: 2308-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities (Aug 7)
 

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSL.

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