September 27, 2009

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009:249: newt

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

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability...

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