EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : ncurses (EulerOS-SA-2018-1006)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106147
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected ncurses package.