Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3167-1 ncurses -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Oct 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-29458.
More information:

An issue has been found in ncurses, a collection of shared libraries for terminal handling. This issue is about an out-of-bounds read in convert_strings in the terminfo library.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 6.1+20181013-2+deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your ncurses packages.

For the detailed security status of ncurses please refer to its security tracker page at:

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