Debian Security Advisory

ncurses -- setuid ncurses programs allow opening arbitrary files

Date Reported:
27 Aug 1998
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:
We have received a report that using ncurses in setuid programs will give the user a way to open arbitrary files.

We recommend you upgrade your ncurses3.4-dev package immediately.

Fixed in:
All - (in release 2.0) 1.9.9g-8.9.1