Amazon Linux 2 : ncurses (ALAS-2018-1053)

high Nessus Plugin ID 111607


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


A NULL pointer dereference was found in the way the _nc_parse_entry function parses terminfo data for compilation. An attacker able to provide specially crafted terminfo data could use this flaw to crash the application parsing it.(CVE-2018-10754)


Run 'yum update ncurses' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111607

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1053.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/10/2018

Updated: 8/31/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-base, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-c%2b%2b-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-compat-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ncurses-term, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10754

ALAS: 2018-1053