[USN-4507-1] ncmpc vulnerability

Avital Ostromich avital.ostromich at canonical.com
Wed Sep 16 20:43:24 UTC 2020


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4507-1
September 16, 2020

ncmpc vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- 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 LTS:
  ncmpc                           0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
  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:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4507-1
  CVE-2018-9240

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncmpc/0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1


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