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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201804-13 ] ncurses Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ncurses: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201804-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2018-04-17
Bug(s): #624644, #625830, #629276, #639706
ID: 201804-13

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ncurses, the worst of
which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

Free software emulation of curses in System V.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-libs/ncurses
Vulnerable: < 6.1
Unaffected: >= 6.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ncurses. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process untrusted terminfo or
other data, could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service
condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ncurses users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/ncurses-6.1:0"
   


References

CVE-2017-10684
CVE-2017-10685
CVE-2017-11112
CVE-2017-11113
CVE-2017-13728
CVE-2017-13729
CVE-2017-13730
CVE-2017-13731
CVE-2017-13732
CVE-2017-13733
CVE-2017-13734
CVE-2017-16879
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