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Mandriva: 2014:154: readline

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:39:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated readline packages fix security vulnerability: Steve Kemp discovered the _rl_tropen() function in readline insecurely handled a temporary file. This could allow a local attacker to perform symbolic link attacks (CVE-2014-2524). [More...]

Mandriva: 2014:152: glibc

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:31:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated glibc packages fix security issues: Stephane Chazelas discovered that directory traversal issue in locale handling in glibc. glibc accepts relative paths with .. components in the LC_* and LANG variables. Together with typical OpenSSH [More...]

Mandriva: 2014:151: cups

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:24:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated cups packages fix security vulnerability: In CUPS before 1.7.4, a local user with privileges of group=lp can write symbolic links in the rss directory and use that to gain '@SYSTEM' group privilege with cupsd (CVE-2014-3537). [More...]

Ubuntu: 2307-1: GPGME vulnerability

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 09:38:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: GPGME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processeda specially crafted certificate.

Mandriva: 2014:150: tor

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 07:55:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated tor package fixes security vulnerability: Tor before 0.2.4.23 maintains a circuit after an inbound RELAY_EARLY cell is received by a client, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct traffic-confirmation attacks by using the pattern [More...]

Mandriva: 2014:149: php

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:43:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in php: Use-after-free vulnerability in ext/spl/spl_array.c in the SPL component in PHP through 5.5.14 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via [More...]

Red Hat: 2014:1013-01: php: Moderate Advisory

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:32:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated php packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate [More...]

Red Hat: 2014:1012-01: php53 and php: Moderate Advisory

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:47:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated php53 and php packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate [More...]

Red Hat: 2014:1011-01: resteasy-base: Moderate Advisory

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 09:30:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated resteasy-base packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate [More...]

Red Hat: 2014:1008-01: samba: Important Advisory

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:31:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated samba packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

Red Hat: 2014:1009-01: samba4: Important Advisory

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:25:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated samba4 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

Debian: 2997-1: reportbug: Summary

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:09:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Ubuntu: 2306-2: GNU C Library regression

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:40:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: USN-2306-1 introduced a regression in the GNU C Library.

Red Hat: 2014:1004-01: yum-updatesd: Important Advisory

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:00:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: An updated yum-updatesd package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]

Ubuntu: 2306-1: GNU C Library vulnerabilities

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:28:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in the GNU C Library.

Gentoo: 201408-01 Zend Framework: SQL injection

Monday 4th of August 2014 05:33:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: A vulnerability in Zend Framework could allow a remote attacker to inject SQL commands.

Debian: 2996-1: icedove: Summary

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 04:53:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Debian: 2995-1: lzo2: Summary

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 03:38:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

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