EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : ncurses (EulerOS-SA-2018-1006)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106147


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the ncurses packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- Stack-based buffer overflow in the _nc_write_entry function in tinfo/write_entry.c in ncurses 6.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted terminfo file, as demonstrated by tic.(CVE-2017-16879)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ncurses package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106147

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1006.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/19

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ncurses, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ncurses-base, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ncurses-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ncurses-libs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ncurses-term, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16879

OSVDB: 169805