Upstream information

CVE-2017-16879 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.8 6.9
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Complete
Integrity Impact Partial Complete
Availability Impact Partial Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1069530 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • libncurses5 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses5-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses5-x86 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6-x86 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-utils >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • tack >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • terminfo >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • terminfo-base >= 5.6-93.12.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-ncurses-13364
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4
  • libncurses5 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses5-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses5-x86 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • libncurses6-x86 >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-utils >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • tack >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • terminfo >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • terminfo-base >= 5.6-93.12.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-ncurses-13364
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • ncurses >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • ncurses-devel-32bit >= 5.6-93.12.1
  • tack >= 5.6-93.12.1
Patchnames:
sdksp4-ncurses-13364


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
CaaS Platform 2.0 ncurses Not affected
OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7.0 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 ncurses Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS ncurses Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 ncurses Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 ncurses Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 ncurses Not affected