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
sarnoldThe 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
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
More Information

Updated: 2019-12-05 19:46:23 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)