Fedora 11 : newt-0.52.10-4.fc11 (2009-9961)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 41636


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fixes a buffer overflow in textbox, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected newt package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41636

File Name: fedora_2009-9961.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:newt, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2905

BID: 36515

FEDORA: 2009-9961

CWE: 119