SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ncurses (SUSE-SU-2018:4000-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120179
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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