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1488915: CVE-2017-13728 ncurses: Infinite loop in the next_char function

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

There is an infinite loop in the next_char function in comp_scan.c in ncurses 6.0, related to libtic. A crafted input will lead to a remote denial of service attack.

Find out more about CVE-2017-13728 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ncurses Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ncurses Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ncurses Will not fix
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