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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2905

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.
Publish Date : 2009-09-29 Last Update Date : 2017-09-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-09-17 2009-09-24
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow vulnerability in newt oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556 unix
CVE-2009-2905 unix
DSA-1894 newt -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8285 unix
DSA-1894-1 newt -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13268 unix
ELSA-2009:1463: newt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22865 unix
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 servi... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9664 unix
RHSA-2009:1463 -- newt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29041 unix
RHSA-2009:1463: newt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091463 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2905

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Fedorahosted Newt 0.51.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Fedorahosted Newt 0.51.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Fedorahosted Newt 0.52.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedorahosted Newt 3

- References For CVE-2009-2905
MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
VUPEN ADV-2010-0528
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:017
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1463
BID 36515 Newt Text Box Content Processing Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-23 CONFIRM CONFIRM
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9664
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2905

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