Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1894-1 newt -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
24 Sep 2009
Affected Packages:
newt
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-2905.
More information:

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that newt, a windowing toolkit, is prone to a buffer overflow in the content processing code, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.52.2-10+etch1.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.52.2-11.3+lenny1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon

We recommend that you upgrade your newt packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2-10+etch1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2-10+etch1.dsc
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_alpha.deb
AMD64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_amd64.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_ia64.deb
Big-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_mips.deb
Little-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-10+etch1_sparc.deb

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2.orig.tar.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1.diff.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_alpha.deb
AMD64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_amd64.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_arm.deb
ARM EABI:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_armel.deb
HP Precision:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_hppa.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_ia64.deb
Big-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mips.deb
Little-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/whiptail_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-dev_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/python-newt_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/newt-tcl_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt0.52_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/newt/libnewt-pic_0.52.2-11.3+lenny1_sparc.deb

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.