Bug 523955 (CVE-2009-2905) - CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing
Summary: CVE-2009-2905 newt: heap-overflow in textbox when text reflowing
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2009-2905
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 524613 524615 524617 524618 524619
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-09-17 11:48 UTC by Miroslav Lichvar
Modified: 2009-10-05 06:57 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-10-05 06:57:12 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1463 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: newt security update 2009-09-24 19:21:36 UTC

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-18 17:52:14 UTC
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.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2009-09-24 14:32:33 UTC
newt-0.52.10-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/newt-0.52.10-2.fc10

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2009-09-24 14:32:36 UTC
newt-0.52.10-4.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/newt-0.52.10-4.fc11

Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-24 19:21:49 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1463 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1463.html

Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2009-09-25 20:14:47 UTC
newt-0.52.10-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 18 Fedora Update System 2009-09-25 20:15:39 UTC
newt-0.52.10-4.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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