Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ncurses (MDKSA-2001:052)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An overflowable buffer in the part of the ncurses library that handles
cursor movement existed in versions of ncurses prior to 5.2. Attackers
could force a privileged application to use their own termcap file
containing a special terminal entry which would trigger the overflow,
allowing them to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
exploited binary. This vulnerability would only manifest in setuid
applications that use ncurses for cursor movement.

Solution :

Update the affected ncurses, ncurses-devel and / or ncurses-extraterms
packages.

Risk factor :

High

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Nessus Plugin ID: 61914 ()

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