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|Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201006-14 ] Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrar
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Newt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201006-14)
Date: June 02, 2010
A heap-based buffer overflow in the Newt library might allow remote,
user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Newt is a library for displaying text mode user interfaces.
Vulnerable: < 0.52.10-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.52.10-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Miroslav Lichvar reported that Newt is prone to a heap-based buffer
overflow in textbox.c.
A remote attacker could entice a user to enter a specially crafted
string into a text dialog box rendered by Newt, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application, or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Newt users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/newt-0.52.10-r1"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since October 26, 2009. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.