CVE-2017-13731

NameCVE-2017-13731
DescriptionThere is an illegal address access in the function postprocess_termcap() in parse_entry.c in ncurses 6.0 that will lead to a remote denial of service 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 severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs873723

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+20170827-1medium873723
ncursessourcestretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1medium

Notes

[jessie] - ncurses <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - ncurses <ignored> (Minor issue)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1484285

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