DescriptionIn ncurses 6.1, there is a NULL pointer dereference at the function _nc_name_match that will lead to a denial of service attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ncurses (PTS)jessie5.9+20140913-1+deb8u3undetermined
buster, sid6.1+20181013-1undetermined

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

On Jessie the POC does not trigger a segfault.

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