SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Recommended update for ncurses (SUSE-SU-2017:1790-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 101289
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-ncurses-13197=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-ncurses-13197=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-ncurses-13197=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.