Operating System:

[Ubuntu]

Published:

17 September 2020

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2020.3173
                      USN-4507-1: ncmpc vulnerability
                             17 September 2020

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           ncmpc
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-9240  

Reference:         ESB-2020.1442

Original Bulletin: 
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/4507-1/

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USN-4507-1: ncmpc vulnerability
16 September 2020

ncmpc could be made to crash if it received a long chat message.
Releases

  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Packages

  o ncmpc - ncurses-based audio player

Details

It was discovered that ncmpc incorrectly handled long chat messages. A remote
attacker could possibly exploit this with a crafted chat message, causing ncmpc
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-9240)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

  o ncmpc - 0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
  o ncmpc-lyrics - 0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1

After a standard system update you need to restart ncmpc to make all the
necessary changes.

References

  o CVE-2018-9240

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