SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ncurses (SUSE-SU-2019:3094-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 131555

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-2018-10754: Fixed a denial of service caused by a NULL pointer Dereference in the _nc_parse_entry() (bsc#1131830).

CVE-2019-17594: Fixed a heap-based buffer over-read in _nc_find_entry function in tinfo/comp_hash.c (bsc#1154036).

CVE-2019-17595: Fixed a heap-based buffer over-read in fmt_entry function in tinfo/comp_hash.c (bsc#1154037).

Bug fixes: Fixed ppc64le build configuration (bsc#1134550).

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2019-3094=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2019-3094=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2019-3094=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-3094=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-3094=1

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1131830

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1134550

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1154036

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1154037

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-10754/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-17594/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-17595/

http://www.nessus.org/u?5ba9cfa9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131555

File Name: suse_SU-2019-3094-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2019

Updated: 1/29/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17595

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6, 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-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-utils-debuginfo, 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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10754, CVE-2019-17594, CVE-2019-17595