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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-9961
2009-09-25 19:43:22
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Name        : newt
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 0.52.10
Release     : 4.fc11
URL         : https://fedorahosted.org/newt/
Summary     : A library for text mode user interfaces
Description :
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.  This package also contains the
shared library needed by programs built with newt, as well as a
/usr/bin/dialog replacement called whiptail.  Newt is based on the
slang library.

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Update Information:

Fixes a buffer overflow in textbox, which could be exploited to execute
arbitrary code.
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ChangeLog:

* Thu Sep 24 2009 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com> - 0.52.10-4
- fix buffer overflow in textbox when reflowing (#523955, CVE-2009-2905)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #523955 - CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523955
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update newt' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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