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    Gentoo: GLSA-202101-28: ncurses: Multiple vulnerabilities

    Date 25 Jan 2021
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ncurses, the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service condition.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202101-28
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: ncurses: Multiple vulnerabilities
         Date: January 26, 2021
         Bugs: #698210
           ID: 202101-28
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ncurses, the worst of which
    could result in a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    A console display library.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  sys-apps/ncurses              < 6.2                       >= 6.2
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ncurses. Please review
    the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All ncurses users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/ncurses-6.2"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2019-17594
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-17594
    [ 2 ] CVE-2019-17595
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-17595
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202101-28
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
    =======
    
    Copyright 2021 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
    

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