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CVE-2017-10685

Published: 29 June 2017

In ncurses 6.0, there is a format string vulnerability in the fmt_entry function. A crafted input will lead to a remote arbitrary code execution attack.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
Red Hat considers this issue as a duplicate of CVE-2017-10684.
Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
ncurses
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
disco Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
focal Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
impish Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1)
precise Ignored
(end of ESM support, was needed)
trusty
Released (5.9+20140118-1ubuntu1+esm1)
upstream
Released (6.0+20170708-1)
xenial
Released (6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1+esm1)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of gcc's stack protector in Ubuntu.