CVE-2018-19217

NameCVE-2018-19217
Description** DISPUTED ** In ncurses, possibly a 6.x version, there is a NULL pointer dereference at the function _nc_name_match that will lead to a denial of service attack. NOTE: the original report stated version 6.1, but the issue did not reproduce for that version according to the maintainer or a reliable third-party.
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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+deb8u3fixed
stretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u2fixed
bullseye, buster6.1+20181013-2fixed
sid6.1+20190713-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ncursessource(unstable)6.0+20170701-1medium
ncursessourcejessie5.9+20140913-1+deb8u1medium
ncursessourcestretch6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1medium

Notes

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1643753
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ncurses/2019-04/msg00020.html

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