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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2009:249 ] newt Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in newt: 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). This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:249
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : newt
 Date    : September 27, 2009
 Affected: 2008.1, 2009.0, 2009.1, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0,
           Enterprise Server 5.0, Multi Network Firewall 2.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in newt:
 
 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).
 
 This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2905
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 c6a8ff8e761afc355382d19ae0776063  2008.1/i586/libnewt0.52-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 df728abddd8751eb80e48c7d507e9226  2008.1/i586/libnewt0.52-devel-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 aada2a9cacfd5a0f84a8a395ab0c255e  2008.1/i586/newt-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 22e995ca31b429b28f52c734847e3ccd  2008.1/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 4c681d98ee66276dea841eeccd8a7a5a  2008.1/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 a4be5af5dffaa03d1060f6bfe77c40a4  2008.1/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-devel-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 c1e98c59a9311095bf5789fd8d54156a  2008.1/x86_64/newt-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 22e995ca31b429b28f52c734847e3ccd  2008.1/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-4.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 6e9d83142b10197257a3f7fca433d93d  2009.0/i586/libnewt0.52-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 b25a17cdc85bdd900932578f86647dcb  2009.0/i586/libnewt0.52-devel-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 165813d5dfb887518d67b506d99da71d  2009.0/i586/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 b026e810f5987a9d24aa9bf9fe402fc1  2009.0/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 8e264f4b6a6bbe3df733fb877041a137  2009.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 6ef22b9ed4929324a9438bc91b513d0c  2009.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-devel-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 ce490bd016df1723298bf2adc6da1b43  2009.0/x86_64/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 b026e810f5987a9d24aa9bf9fe402fc1  2009.0/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.1:
 e2d6734e4949c556d06d2dbc61bc7410  2009.1/i586/libnewt0.52-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.i586.rpm
 8cc4c6e032858816c2cda511e5db0349  2009.1/i586/libnewt0.52-devel-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.i586.rpm
 2c0bd66fe6d8212f0665b0d20026c79a  2009.1/i586/newt-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.i586.rpm 
 c5e61a3d8998406d8fdc5e1d85e08d92  2009.1/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.1/X86_64:
 0d22c21c556493ea1eb410112eb57cfe  2009.1/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.x86_64.rpm
 8bd081d4b92a71f56198745d372cf446  2009.1/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-devel-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.x86_64.rpm
 8d716566263008130c792e8e9ee300de  2009.1/x86_64/newt-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.x86_64.rpm 
 c5e61a3d8998406d8fdc5e1d85e08d92  2009.1/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-8.1mdv2009.1.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 8cd4515c7fd161dda7b70218f3b41ee5  corporate/3.0/i586/libnewt0.51-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 4847ad5e3c169a7b0d5334c7e61451a7  corporate/3.0/i586/libnewt0.51-devel-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 2b161c87f985c5d051757e181d871c2a  corporate/3.0/i586/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 72c9b2ad1bc15f2d0ec6632753649d2a  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 372246726358ba3145bd471f7ec01c28  corporate/3.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.51-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 dae3cef2876c0cd2fdbc6f04608c2964  corporate/3.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.51-devel-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 faa00f2430f3121fbc4d5812e2c7012c  corporate/3.0/x86_64/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 72c9b2ad1bc15f2d0ec6632753649d2a  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0:
 ebd14f55cd97d3594d83576180c64f53  corporate/4.0/i586/libnewt0.51-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
 49634f3dc59442dfe2de932de0e298a2  corporate/4.0/i586/libnewt0.51-devel-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
 e198d8793febc569c1453c2410e036c2  corporate/4.0/i586/newt-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm 
 dfff08bfd97a05c47a43a1dfd804b371  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/newt-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
 618f96d2c92f1dafcfc58c3c8d916850  corporate/4.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.51-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm
 451f9aa3e735d487003d769a54c87fcc  corporate/4.0/x86_64/lib64newt0.51-devel-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm
 3221a8d4cdfb8c65e2c2ed89fabf7ee2  corporate/4.0/x86_64/newt-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm 
 dfff08bfd97a05c47a43a1dfd804b371  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/newt-0.51.6-11.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
 39905d89be91a4acc30e26d7136397ea  mes5/i586/libnewt0.52-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.i586.rpm
 b6a379637a16dfb48ff213d22bd20329  mes5/i586/libnewt0.52-devel-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.i586.rpm
 6572397f833da0ad980de005ca542b26  mes5/i586/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.i586.rpm 
 bd181512b2ff1e97c97a63f737e99760  mes5/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.src.rpm

 Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
 826b771bb4719dc3ff0ebbb648d4133b  mes5/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.x86_64.rpm
 5e34c552e7d25af4ce8bac7b06055e55  mes5/x86_64/lib64newt0.52-devel-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.x86_64.rpm
 ddd6424f2c130f306727170986a61c37  mes5/x86_64/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.x86_64.rpm 
 bd181512b2ff1e97c97a63f737e99760  mes5/SRPMS/newt-0.52.6-5.1mdvmes5.src.rpm

 Multi Network Firewall 2.0:
 ad378d6b6b742d1ca93f7c7ea16c6684  mnf/2.0/i586/libnewt0.51-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 c07853e2b65314e9bdbe2081caa06748  mnf/2.0/i586/libnewt0.51-devel-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 d83709c6babd0ba1c5919bf0aca9a0b4  mnf/2.0/i586/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 a6207917854df02881d01b9be3022b6c  mnf/2.0/SRPMS/newt-0.51.6-7.1.C30mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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