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Advisory Published

CVE-2020-19188: Buffer Overflow

First published: Tue Aug 22 2023(Updated: )

ncurses. This issue was addressed with improved checks.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Apple macOS Ventura<13.6.3
Apple macOS Monterey<12.7.2
Apple macOS Sonoma<14.2
GNU ncurses=6.1
Netapp Active Iq Unified Manager Vsphere

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2020-19188?

    CVE-2020-19188 is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the fmt_entry function in progs/dump_entry.c:1116 in ncurses 6.1.

  • How does CVE-2020-19188 impact the affected software?

    CVE-2020-19188 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service in ncurses 6.1 via crafted commands.

  • What is the severity level of CVE-2020-19188?

    The severity level of CVE-2020-19188 is medium, with a CVSS score of 6.5.

  • How can I mitigate CVE-2020-19188?

    To mitigate CVE-2020-19188, update to a version of ncurses that is not affected by the vulnerability.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2020-19188?

    You can find more information about CVE-2020-19188 at the following references: [GitHub]( and [NetApp Security Advisory](


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