CVE-2017-10685

NameCVE-2017-10685
DescriptionIn 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ncurses (PTS)wheezy5.9-10vulnerable
jessie5.9+20140913-1vulnerable
stretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid6.0+20170902-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ncursessource(unstable)6.0+20170701-1high
ncursessourcestretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1high

Notes

[jessie] - ncurses <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - ncurses <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1464692

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