SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ncurses (SUSE-SU-2018:4000-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120179

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for ncurses fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2018-19211: Fixed denial of service issue that was triggered by a
NULL pointer dereference at function _nc_parse_entry (bsc#1115929).

Non-security issue fixed: Remove scree.xterm from terminfo data base
as with this screen uses fallback TERM=screen (bsc#1103320).

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended
installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-15-2018-2861=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-2861=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2861=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1103320

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1115929

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-19211/

http://www.nessus.org/u?46be55c0

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120179

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4000-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Modified: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6-32bit-debuginfo, 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-32bit-debuginfo, 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:ncurses5-devel, 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, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:terminfo-iterm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:terminfo-screen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19211