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Debian LTS: DLA-1551-1: exiv2 security update

Sunday 21st of October 2018 04:39:00 AM A vulnerability has been discovered in exiv2 (CVE-2018-16336), a C++ library and a command line utility to manage image metadata, resulting in remote denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read/overflow) via

Mageia 2018-0409: libtiff security update

Saturday 20th of October 2018 03:56:00 PM Heap-based buffer overflow in tif_packbits.c in libtiff 4.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to crash the application via a crafted bmp file (CVE-2016-5319). In LibTIFF 4.0.9, there is a heap-based buffer over-read in the function

Mageia 2018-0408: ghostscript security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:37:00 PM Updated ghostscript packages fix many bugs and security vulnerabilities: Bypassing executeonly to escape -dSAFER sandbox. (CVE-2018-17961) Saved execution stacks can leak operator arrays. (CVE-2018-18073)

Mageia 2018-0406: clamav security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM The updated clamav packages fix a security vulnerability: Vulnerability in ClamAV's MEW unpacking feature that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition on an affected device (CVE-2018-15378).

Mageia 2018-0407: rust security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Updated rust packages fix security vulnerability The Rust Programming Language Standard Library before version 1.29.1 contains a CWE-680: Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the standard library that can result in buffer overflow. This attack

[updates-announce] MGASA-2018-0405: Updated glib2.0 packages fix security vulnerabilities

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM The updated glib2.0 packages fix security vulnerabilities: In GNOME GLib 2.56.1, g_markup_parse_context_end_parse() in gmarkup.c has a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2018-16428).

[updates-announce] MGASA-2018-0404: Updated 389-ds-base packages fix security vulnerabilities

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Updated 389-ds-base package fixes security vulnerabilities: a race condition on reference counter leads to DoS using persistent search (CVE-2018-10850)

Mageia 2018-0400: vlc security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM This update provides vlc 3.0.4 and fixes atleast the following security issue: A use-after-free was discovered in the MP4 demuxer of the VLC media player, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed media

Mageia 2018-0402: mgetty security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Updated mgetty packages fix security vulnerabilities: The function do_activate() did not properly sanitize shell metacharacters to prevent command injection (CVE-2018-16741).

[updates-announce] MGASA-2018-0403: Updated php-smarty packages fix security vulnerability

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Smarty 3.1.32 or below is prone to a path traversal vulnerability due to insufficient template code sanitization. This allows attackers controlling the executed template code to bypass the trusted directory security restriction and read arbitrary files (CVE-2018-13982).

Mageia 2018-0401: tcpflow security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM pdated tcpflow package fixes security vulnerability: An issue was discovered in wifipcap/wifipcap.cpp in TCPFLOW through 1.5.0-alpha. There is an integer overflow in the function handle_prism during caplen processing. If the caplen is less than 144, one can cause

Mageia 2018-0399: calibre security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Updated calibre package fixes security vulnerability: gui2/viewer/ in Calibre 3.18 calls cPickle.load on imported bookmark data, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .pickle file, as demonstrated by Python code that

Mageia 2018-0398: docker security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:01:00 PM Updated docker packages fix security vulnerabilities: Lack of content verification in docker allowed a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service via a crafted image layer payload, aka gzip bombing (CVE-2017-14992).

openSUSE: 2018:3258-1: moderate: icinga

Friday 19th of October 2018 06:40:00 PM An update that fixes four vulnerabilities is now available.

openSUSE: 2018:3245-1: important: libssh

Friday 19th of October 2018 06:22:00 PM An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

ArchLinux: 201810-13: thunderbird: multiple issues

Friday 19th of October 2018 05:56:00 PM The package thunderbird before version 60.2.1-1 is vulnerable to multiple issues including arbitrary code execution and information disclosure.

Debian LTS: DLA-1550-1: drupal7 security update

Friday 19th of October 2018 02:57:00 PM It was discovered that there was a remote code execution and an external URL injection vulnerability in the Drupal content management framework.

openSUSE: 2018:3235-1: moderate: java-11-openjdk

Friday 19th of October 2018 12:10:00 AM An update that solves 8 vulnerabilities and has one errata is now available.

Debian: DSA-4323-1: drupal7 security update

Thursday 18th of October 2018 09:05:00 PM Two vulnerabilities were found in Drupal, a fully-featured content management framework, which could result in arbitrary code execution or an open redirect. For additional information, please refer to the upstream advisory at

openSUSE: 2018:3225-1: moderate: ImageMagick

Thursday 18th of October 2018 07:26:00 PM An update that fixes 7 vulnerabilities is now available.

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