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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.64984
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-837-1 (newt)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-837-1 (newt)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to newt
announced via advisory USN-837-1.

Details follow:

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.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libnewt0.51 0.51.6-31ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 8.10:
libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 9.04:
libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu3.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-837-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2905
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1894 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1894
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1463
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1463.html
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
BugTraq ID: 36515
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36515
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9664
http://secunia.com/advisories/37922
http://secunia.com/advisories/38794
http://secunia.com/advisories/38833
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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