DescriptionIn ncurses 6.1, there is a NULL pointer dereference at function _nc_parse_entry in parse_entry.c that will lead to a denial of service attack. The product proceeds to the dereference code path even after a "dubious character `*' in name or alias field" detection.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ncurses (PTS)stretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u2vulnerable
bullseye, sid6.2+20201114-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - ncurses <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - ncurses <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - ncurses <ignored> (Minor issue)

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