cURL/libcURL 'curl_easy_unescape()' Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability
PVS ID: 6898 FAMILY: Web Clients RISK: MEDIUM NESSUS ID:66981
Description: Synopsis :\n\nThe cURL program is a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP. A vulnerable version of cURL was detected from the host.\n\nA heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libcurl unescaped URLs. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted URL that, when processed by an application using libcurl that handles untrusted URLs, would possibly cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-2174)\n\nAffected versions include versions 7.7 through 7.30.0. For your information, the detected associated user-agent was : \n%L\n\n

Solution: Upgrade the affected packages; the next version of cURL that fixes the issue is cURL 7.31.0.

CVE-2013-2174


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