Ubuntu Linux

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.

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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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Want XP on a new Dell? You’ll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS – Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades.

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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.

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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.

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CVE-2008-0553: libtk-img – buffer overflow via local / remote arbitrary code execution.

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A step-by-step guide for updating Ubuntu Linux software / system and patching system for security updates.

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