Security update for ncurses

SUSE Security Update: Security update for ncurses
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:4000-1
Rating: important
References: #1103320 #1115929
Cross-References: CVE-2018-19211
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15

An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata is now available.

Description:

This update for ncurses fixes the following issues:
Security issue fixed:

  • CVE-2018-19211: Fixed denial of service issue that was triggered by a NULL pointer dereference at function _nc_parse_entry (bsc#1115929).

Non-security issue fixed:
  • Remove scree.xterm from terminfo data base as with this screen uses fallback TERM=screen (bsc#1103320).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-15-2018-2861=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-2861=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2861=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libncurses5-6.1-5.3.1
    • libncurses5-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-debugsource-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses5-devel-6.1-5.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15 (x86_64):
    • libncurses5-32bit-6.1-5.3.1
    • libncurses5-32bit-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 (x86_64):
    • ncurses-debugsource-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-devel-32bit-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-devel-32bit-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libncurses6-6.1-5.3.1
    • libncurses6-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-debugsource-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-devel-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-devel-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-utils-6.1-5.3.1
    • ncurses-utils-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • tack-6.1-5.3.1
    • tack-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • terminfo-6.1-5.3.1
    • terminfo-base-6.1-5.3.1
    • terminfo-iterm-6.1-5.3.1
    • terminfo-screen-6.1-5.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 (x86_64):
    • libncurses6-32bit-6.1-5.3.1
    • libncurses6-32bit-debuginfo-6.1-5.3.1

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