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Linux Advisory Watch: August 26th, 2011



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| LinuxSecurity.com                               Linux Advisory Watch |
| August 26th, 2011                               Volume 12, Number 35 |
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| Editorial Team:              Dave Wreski <dwreski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> |
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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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* Debian: 2297-1: icedove: Multiple vulnerabilities (Aug 21)
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   Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Icedove, an unbranded
   version of the Thunderbird mail/news client. CVE-2011-0084 [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155684

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* Mandriva: 2011:128: dhcp (Aug 18)
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   Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in dhcp:
   The server in ISC DHCP 3.x and 4.x before 4.2.2, 3.1-ESV before
   3.1-ESV-R3, and 4.1-ESV before 4.1-ESV-R3 allows remote attackers to
   cause a denial of service (daemon exit) via a crafted DHCP packet
   [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155674

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* Red Hat: 2011:1197-01: libvirt: Moderate Advisory (Aug 23)
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   Updated libvirt packages that fix one security issue and several bugs
   are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat
   Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
   [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155699

* Red Hat: 2011:1196-01: system-config-printer: Moderate Advisory (Aug 23)
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   Updated system-config-printer packages that fix one security issue
   are 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/155700

* Red Hat: 2011:1189-01: kernel: Important Advisory (Aug 23)
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   Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues, various
   bugs, and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat
   Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this
   update as having [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155698

* Red Hat: 2011:1187-01: dovecot: Moderate Advisory (Aug 18)
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   Updated dovecot packages that fix one security issue are now
   available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat
   Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
   [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155675

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* Slackware: 2011-237-01: php: Security Update (Aug 25)
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   New php packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2,
   13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues.  [More
   Info...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155710

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* SuSE: 2011-035: (Aug 23)
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   The implementation of the blowfish based password hashing method had
   a bug affecting passwords that contain 8bit characters (e.g.
   umlauts).  Affected passwords are potentially faster to crack via
   brute force methods (CVE-2011-2483).	 [More...]

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155692

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* Ubuntu: 1185-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities (Aug 26)
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   Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in Thunderbird.

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155711

* Ubuntu: 1196-1: eCryptfs vulnerability (Aug 23)
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   An attacker could use eCryptfs to unmount arbitrary locations and
   cause adenial of service.

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155693

* Ubuntu: 1195-1: WebKit vulnerabilities (Aug 23)
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   Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155691

* Ubuntu: 1193-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities (Aug 19)
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   Multiple kernel flaws have been fixed.

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155682

* Ubuntu: 1184-1: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities (Aug 19)
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   Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in Firefox and Xulrunner.

   http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/155676

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