USN-837-1: Newt vulnerability

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-2905 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-837-1 September 24, 2009 newt vulnerability CVE-2009-2905 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libnewt0.51 0.51.6-31ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.2ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.10: libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 9.04: libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu3.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: 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. (Distributions)