OracleVM 2.1 : newt (OVMSA-2009-0026)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79466


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- fix buffer overflow in textbox when reflowing (#524618, CVE-2009-2905)

- add release to -devel requires

- escape macros in changelog

- add support for tuples of strings in EntryWindow prompts in snack (#219679)

- fix multibyte and double width character handling in entry (#249717)


Update the affected newt package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79466

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0026.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:newt, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2905

BID: 36515

OSVDB: 58330

CWE: 119