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
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needs-triage
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needs-triage
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needs-triage
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):needs-triage
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):needs-triage
More Information

Updated: 2019-01-14 21:24:51 UTC (commit 51f9b73af244ba86b9321e46e526586c25a8e060)