Executive Summary

Informations
NameCVE-2009-2905First vendor Publication2009-09-29
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2010-08-21

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score4.6Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.

Original Source

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

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9664
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9664
Title: Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-2905
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
CentOS Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556
Title: Buffer overflow vulnerability in newt
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-2905
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8285
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8285
Title: DSA-1894 newt -- buffer overflow
Description: Miroslav Lichvar discovered that newt, a windowing toolkit, is prone to a buffer overflow in the content processing code, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1894
CVE-2009-2905
Version: 3
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Product(s): newt
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13375
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13375
Title: USN-837-1 -- newt vulnerability
Description: Miroslav Lichvar discovered that Newt incorrectly handled rendering in a text box. An attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-837-1
CVE-2009-2905
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 8.10
Product(s): newt
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13268
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13268
Title: DSA-1894-1 newt -- buffer overflow
Description: Miroslav Lichvar discovered that newt, a windowing toolkit, is prone to a buffer overflow in the content processing code, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. For the stable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version 0.52.2-11.3+lenny1. For the oldstable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version 0.52.2-10+etch1. For the testing distribution and the unstable distribution, this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your newt packages.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1894-1
CVE-2009-2905
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Product(s): newt
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22865
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22865
Title: ELSA-2009:1463: newt security update (Moderate)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in textbox.c in newt 0.51.5, 0.51.6, and 0.52.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a request to display a crafted text dialog box.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2009:1463-01
CVE-2009-2905
Version: 6
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): newt
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29041
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29041
Title: RHSA-2009:1463 -- newt security update (Moderate)
Description: Updated newt packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, and so on, to text mode user interfaces.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2009:1463
CESA-2009:1463-CentOS 3
CESA-2009:1463-CentOS 5
CVE-2009-2905
Version: 2
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 3
CentOS Linux 5
Product(s): newt
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application3

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for newt CESA-2009:1463 centos3 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1463_newt_centos3_i386.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for newt CESA-2009:1463 centos4 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1463_newt_centos4_i386.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for newt CESA-2009:1463 centos5 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1463_newt_centos5_i386.nasl
2011-03-09Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201006-14 (newt)
File : nvt/glsa_201006_14.nasl
2009-12-10Name : Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:249-1 (newt)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_249_1.nasl
2009-10-27Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:017
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_017.nasl
2009-10-06Name : Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:249 (newt)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_249.nasl
2009-09-28Name : CentOS Security Advisory CESA-2009:1463 (newt)
File : nvt/ovcesa2009_1463.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Fedora Core 10 FEDORA-2009-9957 (newt)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_9957.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Fedora Core 11 FEDORA-2009-9961 (newt)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_9961.nasl
2009-09-28Name : RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1463
File : nvt/RHSA_2009_1463.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Ubuntu USN-837-1 (newt)
File : nvt/ubuntu_837_1.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1894-1 (newt)
File : nvt/deb_1894_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
58330Newt textbox.c doReflow() Function Overflow

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2014-11-26Name : The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.
File : oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0026.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1463.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20090924_newt_on_SL3_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-06-03Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201006-14.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-03-05Name : The remote VMware ESX host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : vmware_VMSA-2010-0004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-02-24Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1894.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-30Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_libnewt0_52-6504.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-22Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_libnewt0_52-090923.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-22Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_libnewt0_52-090923.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-28Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2009-9957.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-28Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2009-9961.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-28Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2009-1463.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-28Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-249.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-25Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-837-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-25Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2009-1463.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Internal Sources (Detail)

SourceUrl
BIDhttp://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36515
CONFIRMhttp://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2-10+etch1.diff.gz
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100067251
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523955
DEBIANhttp://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1894
MLISThttp://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
REDHAThttps://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1463.html
SECUNIAhttp://secunia.com/advisories/37922
http://secunia.com/advisories/38794
http://secunia.com/advisories/38833
SUSEhttp://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00004.html
UBUNTUhttp://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-837-1
VUPENhttp://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528

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