Vigil@nce - ncurses: out-of-bounds memory reading via fmt_entry
January 2020 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: openSUSE Leap, Solaris, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Consequences: data reading, denial of service on client.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 19/11/2019.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via fmt_entry() of ncurses, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
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