X Server without Root Privileges?

May 15, 2008

Red Hat's David Airlie reports in his blog that a simple hack allowed him to develop an X server without root privileges in the course of just one afternoon.

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Rdesktop: Remote Control with Security Holes

May 09, 2008

Security researchers iDefense have disclosed three vulnerabilities in the Rdesktop Remote Client.

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Ubuntu Patches Vorbis Tools

May 09, 2008

The Ubuntu security team has released an update to close a vulnerability in the Vorbis Tools for editing music files in Ogg-Vorbis format.

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XSS Error in Bugzilla Removed

May 08, 2008

The developers of the free Bugzilla bug management system have fixed several bugs including a vulnerability that enabled cross site scripting attacks.

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DNSSEC Trusted name resolution with DNSSEC

Apr 30, 2008

Some Internet exploits target name resolution servers. DNSSEC uses cryptography to protect the name resolution service.

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Update Closes Rsync Vulnerability

Apr 11, 2008

Distributions such as Ubuntu and Debian are currently in the process of issuing updates to their users to remove a problem with the Rsync tool.

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CUPS Print Server Vulnerabilities Removed

Apr 03, 2008

The new 1.3.7 is the CUPS developers have closed down several vulnerabilities in the popular print server.

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Xine-Lib 1.1.11.1 Removes Vulnerabilities

Apr 02, 2008

The second update of the Xine-Lib video back-end within a month, closes down a number of integer overflows that were described in CVE-2008-1482.

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