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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.64946
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1463
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1463.

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.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1463.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

CVSS Score:
4.6

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2905
BugTraq ID: 36515
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36515
Debian Security Information: DSA-1894 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1894
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8556
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9664
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1463
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1463.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/37922
http://secunia.com/advisories/38794
http://secunia.com/advisories/38833
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:017 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00004.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-837-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528
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