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Buffer overflow vulnerability in newt

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8556

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-2905
Product(s):