openSUSE Security Update : ncurses (openSUSE-2017-823)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for ncurses fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-10684: Possible RCE via stack-based buffer
overflow in the fmt_entry function. (bsc#1046858)

- CVE-2017-10685: Possible RCE with format string
vulnerability in the fmt_entry function. (bsc#1046853)

Bugfixes :

- Drop patch ncurses-5.9-environment.dif as YaST2 ncurses
GUI does not need it anymore and as well as it causes
bug bsc#1000662

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1000662
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1046853
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1046858

Solution :

Update the affected ncurses packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101785 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10684
CVE-2017-10685

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