ID CVE-2009-2905
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.51.5
    cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.51.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.51.6
    cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.51.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.52.2
    cpe:2.3:a:fedorahosted:newt:0.52.2
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 30-09-2009 - 07:55)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-9961.NASL
    description Fixes a buffer overflow in textbox, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-05-11
    plugin id 41636
    published 2009-09-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41636
    title Fedora 11 : newt-0.52.10-4.fc11 (2009-9961)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-249.NASL
    description A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in newt : A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library (CVE-2009-2905). This update provides a solution to this vulnerability. Update : Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 41640
    published 2009-09-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41640
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : newt (MDVSA-2009:249-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-1463.NASL
    description Updated newt packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, and so on, to text mode user interfaces. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. (CVE-2009-2905) Users of newt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 41627
    published 2009-09-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41627
    title CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : newt (CESA-2009:1463)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1894.NASL
    description Miroslav Lichvar discovered that newt, a windowing toolkit, is prone to a buffer overflow in the content processing code, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 44759
    published 2010-02-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44759
    title Debian DSA-1894-1 : newt - buffer overflow
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1463.NASL
    description Updated newt packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, and so on, to text mode user interfaces. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. (CVE-2009-2905) Users of newt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 41620
    published 2009-09-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41620
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : newt (RHSA-2009:1463)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1463.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1463 : Updated newt packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, and so on, to text mode user interfaces. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. (CVE-2009-2905) Users of newt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67931
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67931
    title Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : newt (ELSA-2009-1463)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2010-0004_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in several third-party components and libraries : - bind - expat - glib2 - Kernel - newt - nfs-utils - NTP - OpenSSH - OpenSSL
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 89737
    published 2016-03-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89737
    title VMware ESX Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0004) (remote check)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201006-14.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-14 (Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code) Miroslav Lichvar reported that Newt is prone to a heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to enter a specially crafted string into a text dialog box rendered by Newt, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 46794
    published 2010-06-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=46794
    title GLSA-201006-14 : Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_LIBNEWT0_52-6504.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way newt used to process content, to be rendered in text dialog box. Local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box rendering request (direct or via custom application), leading to denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, to execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. CVE-2009-2905 has been assigned to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-08-16
    plugin id 42325
    published 2009-10-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42325
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : libnewt0_52 (libnewt0_52-6504)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_LIBNEWT0_52-090923.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way newt used to process content, to be rendered in text dialog box. Local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box rendering request (direct or via custom application), leading to denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, to execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. CVE-2009-2905 has been assigned to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-08-16
    plugin id 42203
    published 2009-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42203
    title openSUSE Security Update : libnewt0_52 (libnewt0_52-1331)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-837-1.NASL
    description Miroslav Lichvar discovered that Newt incorrectly handled rendering in a text box. An attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 41624
    published 2009-09-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41624
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : newt vulnerability (USN-837-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-9957.NASL
    description Fixes a buffer overflow in textbox, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-05-11
    plugin id 41635
    published 2009-09-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41635
    title Fedora 10 : newt-0.52.10-2.fc10 (2009-9957)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2010-0004.NASL
    description a. vMA and Service Console update for newt to 0.52.2-12.el5_4.1 Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, etc., to text mode user interfaces. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2905 to this issue. b. vMA and Service Console update for vMA package nfs-utils to 1.0.9-42.el5 The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools. It was discovered that nfs-utils did not use tcp_wrappers correctly. Certain hosts access rules defined in '/etc/hosts.allow' and '/etc/hosts.deny' may not have been honored, possibly allowing remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4552 to this issue. c. vMA and Service Console package glib2 updated to 2.12.3-4.el5_3.1 GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C, portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system. Multiple integer overflows in glib/gbase64.c in GLib before 2.20 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string that is converted either from or to a base64 representation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4316 to this issue. d. vMA and Service Console update for openssl to 0.9.8e-12.el5 SSL is a toolkit implementing SSL v2/v3 and TLS protocols with full- strength cryptography world-wide. Multiple denial of service flaws were discovered in OpenSSL's DTLS implementation. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause a DTLS server to use excessive amounts of memory, or crash on an invalid memory access or NULL pointer dereference. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1378, CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1386, CVE-2009-1387 to these issues. An input validation flaw was found in the handling of the BMPString and UniversalString ASN1 string types in OpenSSL's ASN1_STRING_print_ex() function. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted X.509 certificate that could cause applications using the affected function to crash when printing certificate contents. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0590 to this issue. e. vMA and Service Console package bind updated to 9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.1 It was discovered that BIND was incorrectly caching responses without performing proper DNSSEC validation, when those responses were received during the resolution of a recursive client query that requested DNSSEC records but indicated that checking should be disabled. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass the DNSSEC validation check and perform a cache poisoning attack if the target BIND server was receiving such client queries. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4022 to this issue. f. vMA and Service Console package expat updated to 1.95.8-8.3.el5_4.2. Two buffer over-read flaws were found in the way Expat handled malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A specially- crafted XML file could cause applications using Expat to fail while parsing the file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3560 and CVE-2009-3720 to these issues. g. vMA and Service Console package openssh update to 4.3p2-36.el5_4.2 A Red Hat specific patch used in the openssh packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHSA-2009:1287) loosened certain ownership requirements for directories used as arguments for the ChrootDirectory configuration options. A malicious user that also has or previously had non-chroot shell access to a system could possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges and run commands as any system user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2904 to this issue. h. vMA and Service Console package ntp updated to ntp-4.2.2p1-9.el5_4.1.i386.rpm A flaw was discovered in the way ntpd handled certain malformed NTP packets. ntpd logged information about all such packets and replied with an NTP packet that was treated as malformed when received by another ntpd. A remote attacker could use this flaw to create an NTP packet reply loop between two ntpd servers through a malformed packet with a spoofed source IP address and port, causing ntpd on those servers to use excessive amounts of CPU time and fill disk space with log messages. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3563 to this issue. i. vMA update for package kernel to 2.6.18-164.9.1.el5 Updated vMA package kernel addresses the security issues listed below. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2849 to the security issue fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.2.1 The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2695, CVE-2009-2908, CVE-2009-3228, CVE-2009-3286, CVE-2009-3547, CVE-2009-3613 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.6.1 The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3612, CVE-2009-3620, CVE-2009-3621, CVE-2009-3726 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.9.1 j. vMA 4.0 updates for the packages kpartx, libvolume-id, device-mapper-multipath, fipscheck, dbus, dbus-libs, and ed kpartx updated to 0.4.7-23.el5_3.4, libvolume-id updated to 095-14.20.el5 device-mapper-multipath package updated to 0.4.7-23.el5_3.4, fipscheck updated to 1.0.3-1.el5, dbus updated to 1.1.2-12.el5, dbus-libs updated to 1.1.2-12.el5, and ed package updated to 0.2-39.el5_2. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-3916, CVE-2009-1189 and CVE-2009-0115 to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 44993
    published 2010-03-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44993
    title VMSA-2010-0004 : ESX Service Console and vMA third-party updates
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_LIBNEWT0_52-090923.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way newt used to process content, to be rendered in text dialog box. Local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box rendering request (direct or via custom application), leading to denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, to execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. CVE-2009-2905 has been assigned to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-08-16
    plugin id 42201
    published 2009-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42201
    title openSUSE Security Update : libnewt0_52 (libnewt0_52-1331)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
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    description CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. (CVE-2009-2905) After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 60670
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60670
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : newt on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
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    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - fix buffer overflow in textbox when reflowing (#524618, CVE-2009-2905) - add release to -devel requires - escape macros in changelog - add support for tuples of strings in EntryWindow prompts in snack (#219679) - fix multibyte and double width character handling in entry (#249717)
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 79466
    published 2014-11-26
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79466
    title OracleVM 2.1 : newt (OVMSA-2009-0026)
oval via4
  • accepted 2014-01-20T04:01:40.203-05:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Pai Peng
      organization Hewlett-Packard
    • name Chris Coffin
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    definition_extensions
    comment VMware ESX Server 4.0 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6293
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556
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    title Buffer overflow vulnerability in newt
    version 7
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:21:09.989-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
    • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
    • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
    • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
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    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
    version 24
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bugzilla
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title CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070026001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment newt is earlier than 0:0.51.5-2.el3
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463002
        • comment newt is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463003
      • AND
        • comment newt-devel is earlier than 0:0.51.5-2.el3
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463004
        • comment newt-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463005
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment newt is earlier than 0:0.51.6-10.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463007
        • comment newt is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463003
      • AND
        • comment newt-devel is earlier than 0:0.51.6-10.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463008
        • comment newt-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463005
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment newt is earlier than 0:0.52.2-12.el5_4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463010
        • comment newt is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463011
      • AND
        • comment newt-devel is earlier than 0:0.52.2-12.el5_4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463012
        • comment newt-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091463013
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:1463
released 2009-09-24
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2009:1463: newt security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • newt-0:0.51.5-2.el3
  • newt-devel-0:0.51.5-2.el3
  • newt-0:0.51.6-10.el4_8.1
  • newt-devel-0:0.51.6-10.el4_8.1
  • newt-0:0.52.2-12.el5_4.1
  • newt-devel-0:0.52.2-12.el5_4.1
refmap via4
bid 36515
confirm
debian DSA-1894
mlist [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
secunia
  • 37922
  • 38794
  • 38833
suse SUSE-SR:2009:017
ubuntu USN-837-1
vupen ADV-2010-0528
Last major update 07-12-2016 - 22:01
Published 29-09-2009 - 15:30
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:29
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