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1.132. newt

1.132.1. RHSA-2009:1463: Moderate security update

Important

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as the security errata RHSA-2009:1463
Updated newt packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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. (CVE-2009-2905)
Users of newt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all applications using the newt library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

1.132.2. RHBA-2009:1482: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1482
Updated newt packages that resolve several issues are now available.
Newt is a programming library for color text-mode, widget-based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, check boxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, and so on, to text mode user interfaces.
These updated newt packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
* the whiptail(1) man page was missing from the newt package, and is now included. (BZ#456307)
* newt did not recognize the escape sequence "\E[Z" as the Shift+Tab key combination on VT320 terminals, and incorrectly interpreted it as "Escape". With these updated packages, newt correctly interprets "\E[Z" as Shift+Tab. (BZ#468046)
All users of newt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

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