An unpatched security hole in Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS operating system could be used by attackers to send a crafted packet and cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL to take control of vulnerable servers.
Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in the Ubuntu Linux kernel and can be corrected by upgrading your system to latest kernel version.
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The PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.
I’ve just finished upgrading my desktop and laptop system without any problem. By default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will not offer a upgrade to 8.10. This is because the 8.04 LTS version is a long term support release and 8.10 is a regular release. However, you can do network upgrade by configuring LTS release to normal release as follows.
CVE-2008-0553: libtk-img – buffer overflow via local / remote arbitrary code execution.
A step-by-step guide for updating Ubuntu Linux software / system and patching system for security updates.