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Debian LTS: DLA-1919-2: linux-4.9 security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 02:51:06 PM
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

openSUSE: 2019:2138-1: important: skopeo

Sunday 15th of September 2019 02:10:59 PM
An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

openSUSE: 2019:2137-1: important: buildah

Sunday 15th of September 2019 02:10:23 PM
An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Mageia 2019-0282: wireguard security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:46:31 PM
Updated wireshark packages fix security vulnerability: The Gryphon dissector could go into an infinite loop. For other fixes in this update, see the referenced releasenotes.

Mageia 2019-0281: webkit2 security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:46:29 PM
Updated webkit2 packages fix security vulnerabilities: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling (CVE-2019-8644).

Mageia 2019-0280: openldap security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:46:28 PM
Updated openldap packages fix security vulnerabilities: It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled rootDN delegation. A database administrator could use this issue to request authorization as an identity from another database, contrary to expectations (CVE-2019-13057).

Mageia 2019-0279: mediawiki security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:46:27 PM
Updated mediawiki packages fix security vulnerabilities: Potential XSS in jQuery (CVE-2019-11358). An account can be logged out without using a token (CSRF) (CVE-2019-12466).

Mageia 2019-0278: kconfig security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:46:26 PM
Updated kconfig packages fix security vulnerability: Dominik Penner discovered that KConfig supported a feature to define shell command execution in .desktop files. If a user is provided with a malformed .desktop file (e.g. if it's embedded into a downloaded archive and it gets

Debian: DSA-4522-1: faad2 security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 11:55:46 AM
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in faad2, the Freeware Advanced Audio Coder. These vulnerabilities might allow remote attackers to cause denial-of-service, or potentially execute arbitrary code if crafted MPEG AAC files are processed.

Mageia 2019-0277: nodejs security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 11:25:17 AM
This update provides nodejs v6.17.1 fixing atleast the following security issues: The c-ares function ares_parse_naptr_reply(), which is used for parsing NAPTR responses, could be triggered to read memory outside of the given

Mageia 2019-0276: poppler security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 10:12:57 AM
The updated packages fix security vulnerabilities: The JPXStream::init function in Poppler 0.78.0 and earlier doesn't check for negative values of stream length, leading to an Integer Overflow, thereby making it possible to allocate a large memory chunk on the heap,

Mageia 2019-0275: thunderbird security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 10:12:56 AM
Updated thunderbird packages fix security vulnerabilities: Covert Content Attack on S/MIME encryption using a crafted multipart/ alternative message (CVE-2019-11739).

Mageia 2019-0274: expat security update

Sunday 15th of September 2019 10:12:55 AM
Updated expat packages fix security vulnerability: It was discovered that Expat did not properly handled XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in denial of service (CVE-2018-20843).

openSUSE: 2019:2133-1: moderate: python-urllib3

Saturday 14th of September 2019 08:11:03 PM
An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.

openSUSE: 2019:2135-1: important: rdesktop

Saturday 14th of September 2019 08:10:30 PM
An update that fixes 19 vulnerabilities is now available.

openSUSE: 2019:2131-1: moderate: python-urllib3

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:11:31 PM
An update that fixes four vulnerabilities is now available.

openSUSE: 2019:2130-1: moderate: go1.12

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:10:28 PM
An update that solves three vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.

Fedora 31: exim FEDORA-2019-1ed7bbb09c

Saturday 14th of September 2019 12:41:04 PM
This is an update fixing CVE-2019-15846.

Fedora 31: jbig2dec FEDORA-2019-c8e2c3df22

Saturday 14th of September 2019 12:41:02 PM
rebase to 0.16 (bz #1741605)

Fedora 31: wordpress FEDORA-2019-6897642e3c

Saturday 14th of September 2019 12:40:38 PM
Upstream announcement: [WordPress 5.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release]( maintenance-release/)

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