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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120179


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120179

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

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2019/09/10

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19211