CVE-2017-16879

Priority
Description
Stack-based buffer overflow in the _nc_write_entry function in
tinfo/write_entry.c in ncurses 6.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of
service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a
crafted terminfo file, as demonstrated by tic.
Notes
 sarnold> The Debian bug suggests tic(1) is the only caller, in which case
  this would be a 'low' bug; I couldn't quickly verify this claim.
Package
Upstream:released (6.0+20171125-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Trusty/esm:needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
More Information

Updated: 2019-04-26 14:20:52 UTC (commit 30899e40836d26e1bb5f0b072d31fd87b6cf3bd4)