Use of Externally-Controlled Format String

Affecting ncurses package, versions <5.9+20140913-1+deb8u1

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Overview

In 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.

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CVSS Score

9.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-10685
CWE
CWE-134
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-NCURSES-367741
Disclosed
29 Jun, 2017
Published
29 Jun, 2017