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Fedora 'puppet' Package Insecure File Permissions Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36378/info

"The Fedora 'puppet' package is prone to an insecure file-permission
vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that
may aid in further attacks."

The Fedora Project has released updates to fix this issue. It is
recommended users of puppet on Fedora update as soon as possible.

Fedora 'puppet' Package Insecure File Permissions Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36378/info

"The Fedora 'puppet' package is prone to an insecure file-permission
vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that
may aid in further attacks."

The Fedora Project has released updates to fix this issue. It is
recommended users of puppet on Fedora update as soon as possible.

Gpg4win Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36811/info

"Gpg4win is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit this issue to cause an affected application to
crash, denying service to legitimate users. "

This can be exploited by sending a specially crafted GPG message via
email to a user of Gpg4win. It will create a DoS by crashing Gpg4win.

Gpg4win Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36811/info

"Gpg4win is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit this issue to cause an affected application to
crash, denying service to legitimate users. "

This can be exploited by sending a specially crafted GPG message via
email to a user of Gpg4win. It will create a DoS by crashing Gpg4win.

VMware Products Page Fault Exception Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36841/info

Multiple VMware products are vulnerable to a page fault exception which
could lead to privilege escalation or denial of service.

This does not affect version 4.0 of ESX or ESXi.

An exploit is available. Running it as an unprivileged user on a guest
OS on VMware 3.5 caused the guest OS to kernel panic and lock up.

VMware Products Page Fault Exception Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36841/info

Multiple VMware products are vulnerable to a page fault exception which
could lead to privilege escalation or denial of service.

This does not affect version 4.0 of ESX or ESXi.

An exploit is available. Running it as an unprivileged user on a guest
OS on VMware 3.5 caused the guest OS to kernel panic and lock up.

Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey MFSA 2009-{52..64} Multiple Vulnerabilities

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36843/info

"The Mozilla Foundation has released multiple advisories to address
vulnerabilities in Firefox and SeaMonkey.

An attacker can exploit these issues to obtain potentially sensitive
information, execute arbitrary code, elevate privileges, and cause
denial-of-service conditions."

Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey MFSA 2009-{52..64} Multiple Vulnerabilities

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36843/info

"The Mozilla Foundation has released multiple advisories to address
vulnerabilities in Firefox and SeaMonkey.

An attacker can exploit these issues to obtain potentially sensitive
information, execute arbitrary code, elevate privileges, and cause
denial-of-service conditions."

US-CERT warns about free BlackBerry spyware app

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10384179-245.html?tag=mncol;title

A security director from Indonesia has created an application called
PhoneSnoop for the BlackBerry operating system that allows for remote
eavesdropping on phone calls. The software was written as a proof of
concept in order to show possibility attack methods for the platform.

The software would have to be installed through physical access or by
tricking the user.

US-CERT warns about free BlackBerry spyware app

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10384179-245.html?tag=mncol;title

A security director from Indonesia has created an application called
PhoneSnoop for the BlackBerry operating system that allows for remote
eavesdropping on phone calls. The software was written as a proof of
concept in order to show possibility attack methods for the platform.

The software would have to be installed through physical access or by
tricking the user.

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