CVE-2017-16879

Published: 22 November 2017

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.

Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
ncurses
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (6.0+20171125-1)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(6.1-1ubuntu1.18.04)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needed