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Advisory Published

CVE-2020-19190: 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-2020-19190?

    CVE-2020-19190 is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the _nc_find_entry function in ncurses 6.1, which can allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service attack.

  • How does the buffer overflow vulnerability in _nc_find_entry work?

    The buffer overflow occurs in the comp_hash.c file at line 70, where crafted commands are processed, causing the program to crash or become unresponsive.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2020-19190?

    CVE-2020-19190 has a severity rating of 6.5, which is considered medium.

  • Which versions of ncurses are affected by CVE-2020-19190?

    The vulnerability affects version 6.1 of ncurses.

  • How can the buffer overflow vulnerability in ncurses be fixed?

    To mitigate the vulnerability, it is recommended to update to a patched version of ncurses.


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