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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1463
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.

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

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CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2905
BugTraq ID: 36515
Debian Security Information: DSA-1894 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1463
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:017 (Google Search)
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