Scientific Linux Security Update : newt on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60670

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing

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.
(CVE-2009-2905)

After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected newt and / or newt-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c97f9f5

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60670

File Name: sl_20090924_newt_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2905

CWE: 119