CVE-2009-2905

NameCVE-2009-2905
DescriptionHeap-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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1894-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs548198

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
newt (PTS)stretch0.52.19-1fixed
buster0.52.20-8fixed
bullseye, sid0.52.21-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
newtsourceetch0.52.2-10+etch1DSA-1894-1
newtsourcelenny0.52.2-11.3+lenny1DSA-1894-1
newtsource(unstable)0.52.10-4.1medium548198

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