Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : curl (ELSA-2013-0983)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0983 :

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 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)

Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Timo Sirainen 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://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-June/003544.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-June/003545.html

Solution :

Update the affected curl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68841 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60737

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2174