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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in newt :
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
This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false