This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition in convert_strings in tinfo/read_entry.c in the terminfo library. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.Mitigation
Install patch 20220416 from vendor's repository.Vulnerable software versions
ncurses: 6.0 - 6.3
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.