SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ncurses (SUSE-SU-2021:3491-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154325
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED12 / SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3491-1 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190793

http://www.nessus.org/u?8ba7f492

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-39537

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154325

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3491-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2021

Updated: 10/21/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39537

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses5-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libncurses6-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ncurses-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tack, 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: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39537

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3491-1