RHEL 5 / 6 : curl (RHSA-2013:0771)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated curl packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

cURL provides the libcurl library and a command line tool for
downloading files from servers using various protocols, including
HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

A flaw was found in the way libcurl matched domains associated with
cookies. This could lead to cURL or an application linked against
libcurl sending the wrong cookie if only part of the domain name
matched the domain associated with the cookie, disclosing the cookie
to unrelated hosts. (CVE-2013-1944)

Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges YAMADA Yasuharu as the original reporter.

Users of curl should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications
using libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1944.html
http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20130412.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0771.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66213 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59058

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1944