SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : Recommended update for ncurses (SUSE-SU-2017:1815-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101352


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


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

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.


To 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 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-1119=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101352

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1815-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/10

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tack, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tack-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:terminfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:terminfo-base, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10684, CVE-2017-10685

OSVDB: 160056