AOH :: ISNQ6483.HTM

Linux Advisory Watch: July 9th, 2010




Linux Advisory Watch: July 9th, 2010
Linux Advisory Watch: July 9th, 2010



+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| LinuxSecurity.com                               Linux Advisory Watch |
| July 9th, 2010                                  Volume 11, Number 28 |
|                                                                      |
| Editorial Team: Dave Wreski  | 
| Benjamin D. Thomas  | 
+----------------------------------------------------------------------+

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.

Understand: Fork Bombing Attack
-------------------------------
As the variety of attacks and threats grow, you need to be prepared.  In 
this HOWTO, get a feeling for the Fork Bombing Attack, what it is, how it 
works, where it comes from, how to deal with it and more.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/129220 


Review: Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Second Edition
--------------------------------------------------------
If you've ever wondered what a "buffer overflow" was, or how a "denial
of service" attack works beyond just a basic understanding, then there
is no better book that will help you to delve into the	nitty-gritty
than Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Second Edition, by Jon
Erickson.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152556 

-->  Take advantage of the LinuxSecurity.com Quick Reference Card!  <--
--> http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/QuickRefCard.pdf <-- 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.22 Now Available!
   ----------------------------------------------
   Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure
   Community 3.0.22 (Version 3.0, Release 22).  This release includes
   many updated packages and bug fixes and some feature enhancements to
   the EnGarde Secure Linux Installer and the SELinux policy.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/145668 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Debian: 2059-2: pcsc-lite: buffer overflow (Jul 4)
   --------------------------------------------------
   The update for PCSCD caused a regression with some card readers. This
   update corrects that regression. The full advisory is below for
   completeness. It was discovered that PCSCD, a daemon to access smart
   cards, was vulnerable [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152747 

* Debian: 2067-1: mahara: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jul 2)
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Several vulnerabilities were discovered in mahara, an electronic
   portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The following Common
   Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ids identify them: [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152745 

* Debian: 2066-1: wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities (Jul 1)
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark
   network traffic analyzer. It was discovered that null pointer
   dereferences, buffer overflows and infinite loops in the SMB, SMB
   PIPE, ASN1.1 and SigComp dissectors could lead to denial of service
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152739 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Mandriva: 2010:130: heimdal (Jul 7)
   -----------------------------------
   A vulnerability has been found and corrected in heimdal: Certain
   invalid GSS-API tokens can cause a GSS-API acceptor (server) to crash
   due to a null pointer dereference in the GSS-API library
   (CVE-2010-1321). [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152765 

* Mandriva: 2010:129: heimdal (Jul 7)
   -----------------------------------
   Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in heimdal: The
   (1) krshd and (2) v4rcp applications in (a) MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up
   to 1.5, and 1.4.x before 1.4.4, when running on Linux and AIX, and
   (b) Heimdal 0.7.2 and earlier, do not check return codes for setuid
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152764 

* Mandriva: 2010:128: lftp (Jul 6)
   --------------------------------
   A vulnerability has been found and corrected in lftp: The get1
   command, as used by lftpget, in LFTP before 4.0.6 does not properly
   validate a server-provided filename before determining the
   destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152756 

* Mandriva: 2010:127: imlib2 (Jul 2)
   ----------------------------------
   A vulnerability has been found and corrected in imlib2: imlib2 before
   1.4.2 allows context-dependent attackers to have an unspecified
   impact via a crafted (1) ARGB, (2) BMP, (3) JPEG, (4) LBM, (5) PNM,
   (6) TGA, or (7) XPM file, related to several [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152744 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Red Hat: 2010:0520-01: libtiff: Important Advisory (Jul 8)
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   Updated libtiff packages that fix two security issues are now
   available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The Red Hat Security
   Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152779 

* Red Hat: 2010:0518-01: scsi-target-utils: Important Advisory (Jul 8)
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   An updated scsi-target-utils package that fixes multiple security
   issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat
   Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152777 

* Red Hat: 2010:0519-01: libtiff: Important Advisory (Jul 8)
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   Updated libtiff packages that fix multiple security issues are now
   available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. The Red Hat Security
   Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152778 

* Red Hat: 2010:0505-01: perl-Archive-Tar: Moderate Advisory (Jul 1)
   ------------------------------------------------------------------
   An updated perl-Archive-Tar package that fixes multiple security
   issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. The Red
   Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152737 

* Red Hat: 2010:0504-01: kernel: Important Advisory (Jul 1)
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several
   bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat
   Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152738 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* SuSE: 2010-030: Mozilla Firefox (Jul 9)
   ---------------------------------------
   Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 3.5.10, fixing various bugs
   and security issues. MFSA 2010-33 / CVE-2008-5913: Security
   researcher Amit Klein reported that it was possible to reverse
   engineer the value used to seed Math.random(). Since the
   pseudo-random  [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152780 

* SuSE: 2010-029: Acrobat Reader (Jul 8)
   --------------------------------------
   Acrobat Reader was updated to version 9.3.3 to fix lots of security
   issues and bugs, several of whom could be used to execute code by
   trick the target user to open specially crafted PDFs. Adobes advisory
   can be found here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html 
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152767 

* SuSE: 2010-028: IBM Java 5 (Jul 6)
   ----------------------------------
   This update of IBM Java 1.5.0 to SR11 FP2 brings various bug and lots
   of security fixes. Following security issues were fixed:
   CVE-2010-0084: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime
   Environment component in Oracle Java SE and Java for Business 6
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152753 

* SuSE: 2010-027: Linux kernel (Jul 2)
   ------------------------------------
   This SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel update brings the
   kernel to 2.6.32.13. It also contains a security fix and lots of
   other bugfixes. Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-1173:
   The sctp_process_unk_param function in  [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152741 

* SuSE: 2010-026: IBM Java 6 (Jul 1)
   ----------------------------------
   IBM Java 6 was updated to Service Release 8 to fix various security
   issues. Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-0084:
   Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component
   in Oracle Java SE and Java for Business 6  [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152736 

* SuSE: 2010-025: Samba (Jul 1)
   -----------------------------
   The Samba server was updated to fix security issues and bugs.
   Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-2063: A buffer overrun
   was possible in chain_reply code in 3.3.x and below, which could be
   used to crash the samba server or potentially execute code.
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152733 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Ubuntu: 960-1: libpng vulnerabilities (Jul 8)
   ---------------------------------------------
   It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain
   malformed PNGimages. If a user or automated system were tricked into
   opening a craftedPNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of
   service or possibly executearbitrary code with the privileges of the
   user invoking the program.(CVE-2010-1205) [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152772 

* Ubuntu: 959-1: PAM vulnerability (Jul 7)
   ----------------------------------------
   Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu didnot
   correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps.A
   local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges. [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152766 

* Ubuntu: 943-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities (Jul 6)
   --------------------------------------------------
   Martin Barbella discovered an integer overflow in an XSLT node
   sortingroutine. An attacker could exploit this to overflow a buffer
   and cause adenial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with
   the privileges ofthe user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1199)
   [More...]

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152752 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Pardus: 2010-94: Kernel: Multiple Vulnerabilities (Jul 8)
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in kernel.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152768 

* Pardus: 2010-95: Cups: Multiple Vulnerabilities (Jul 8)
   -------------------------------------------------------
   Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in cups.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152769 

* Pardus: 2010-96: Libpng: Denial of Service (Jul 8)
   --------------------------------------------------
   Two vulnerabilities have been fixed in libpng, which can be exploited
   by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and
   potentially compromise an application using the library.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152770 

* Pardus: 2010-97: Avahi: Denial of Service (Jul 8)
   -------------------------------------------------
   A denial of service vulnerability has been fixed in Avahi, which can
   be used by malicious people to crash the server.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152771 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Distributed by: Guardian Digital, Inc.                LinuxSecurity.com

To unsubscribe email vuln-newsletter-request@linuxsecurity.com 
         with "unsubscribe" in the subject of the message.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


_________________________________________________________________
Attend Black Hat USA 2010, hosted at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada
July 24-29th, offering over 60 training sessions and 11 tracks of Briefings
from security industry elite. To sign up visit http://www.blackhat.com 

Site design & layout copyright © 1986-2014 CodeGods