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USN-5-1: gettext vulnerabilities

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the gettext package. The programs “autopoint” and “gettextize” created temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

27 October 2004 | ubuntu-4.10

USN-3-1: GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the gs-common package. The utilities “pv.sh” and “ps2epsi” created temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

27 October 2004 | ubuntu-4.10

USN-2-1: xpdf vulnerabilities

Chris Evans discovered several integer overflow vulnerabilities in xpdf, a viewer for PDF files. The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) also uses the same code to print PDF files. In either case, these vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by providing a specially crafted PDF file which, when processed by CUPS or xpdf, could result…

23 October 2004 | ubuntu-4.10

USN-1-1: PNG library vulnerabilities

Several integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the PNG library. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by providing a specially crafted PNG image which, when processed by the PNG library, could result in the execution of program code provided by the attacker. The PNG library is used by a variety of software packages…

23 October 2004 | ubuntu-4.10