Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : newt vulnerability (USN-837-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41624 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2905