Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : newt vulnerability (USN-837-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41624
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMiroslav 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.