Know your community – El kentaro

If you ever been in a security conference, there are always those people who seems to be connected with everyone. Today we have the opportunity to interview one of them! I’m proud to introduce El Kentaro!

Kentaro is a permanent resident at CODE BLUE, AVTokyo and security community events in Japan. El is a skillful translator/interpreter that can speak the languages of infosec, English, and Japanese. If you want to get involved in the security community in Japan – he’s the person for you to reach out to.

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SSD Advisory – NCurses 5.9 Local Privilege Escalation

Vulnerability Summary
The following advisory describes an Local Privilege Escalation vulnerability in NCurses, version 5.9.

An independent security researcher Dawid Golunski ( has reported this vulnerability to Beyond Security’s SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program

Vendor Responses
NCurses has released a patch to address the vulnerability.

Thomas Dickey has also added the following statement “I don’t know of any actual packages which have traces enabled by default”.

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