Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, and so on, to text mode user interfaces.
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. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2905 to this issue.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya Aura™ Communication Manager||4.x thru 5.2.1||Low||For CM 5.2 and earlier, upgrade to
5.2.1 and install Security Service Pack 1 or later, or upgrade to CM 6.0 or
For CM 5.2.1, install Security Service Pack 1 or later, or upgrade to CM 6.0 or later.
|Avaya Intuity AUDIX LX||2.0 including 2.0 SP1 and 2.0 SP2||Low||See recommended actions below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned.|
|Avaya Message Storage Server||4.x, 5.x, 5.x.x specifically 5.2.1 and earlier||Low||Upgrade to MSS 5.2.2 or later.|
|Avaya Message Networking||3.1, 5.2||Low||Upgrade to MN 5.2.1 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ SIP Enablement Services||4.x thru 5.2.1||Low||For SES 5.2 and earlier, upgrade to 5.2.1 and install
Security Service Pack 1 or later.
For SES 5.2.1, install Security Service Pack 1 or later.
|Avaya Voice Portal||5.x||Low||Upgrade to VP 5.1 or later.|
|Avaya Meeting Exchange||5.x thru 5.2 including 5.2 SP1||Low||Upgrade to MX 5.2 SP2 or later.|
|Avaya Proactive Contact||4.0, 4.1, 4.1.x||Low||Upgrade to PC 4.2 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services||4.x, 4.x.x, 5.x, 5.x.x specifically 5.2.1 and earlier||Low||Upgrade to AES 5.2.2 or later.|
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place; risk to Avaya's product and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as a product recommended actions are applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period.
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|CVLAN||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.|
|Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS)||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.|
|Voice Portal||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.|
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services 4.x||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.|
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - October 23, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0- June 22, 2010 - Changed all System Products affected versions and actions, and advisory status to final.
V 3.0 - September 10, 2010 - Updated CM actions.
V 4.0 - April 19, 2013 - Updated CM and SES affected versions and actions.
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