openSUSE 15 Security Update : ncurses (openSUSE-SU-2021:3490-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154290



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2021:3490-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in ncurses through v6.2-1. _nc_captoinfo in captoinfo.c has a heap-based buffer overflow. (CVE-2021-39537)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154290

File Name: openSUSE-2021-3490.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2021

Updated: 11/28/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39537


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libncurses5, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libncurses5-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libncurses6, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libncurses6-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ncurses-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ncurses-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ncurses-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ncurses5-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ncurses5-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tack, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:terminfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:terminfo-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:terminfo-iterm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:terminfo-screen, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39537