ncurses: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201804-13

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

Affected Packages

sys-libs/ncurses on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.1
Unaffected versions >= 6.1

Background

Free software emulation of curses in System V.

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:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/ncurses-6.1:0"
 

References

Release Date
April 17, 2018

Latest Revision
April 17, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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