GLSA-201006-14 : Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-14 (Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Miroslav Lichvar reported that Newt is prone to a heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to enter a specially crafted string into a text dialog box rendered by Newt, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Newt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/newt-0.52.10-r1' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since October 26, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201006-14

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46794

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201006-14.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 6/3/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:newt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2905

BID: 36515

GLSA: 201006-14

CWE: 119