openSUSE Security Update : libnewt0_52 (libnewt0_52-1331)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way newt used to process
content, to be rendered in text dialog box. Local attacker could issue
a specially crafted text dialog box rendering request (direct or via
custom application), leading to denial of service (application crash)
or, potentially, to execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running the application.

CVE-2009-2905 has been assigned to this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libnewt0_52 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42201 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2905

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