Oracle Linux 7 : curl (ELSA-2017-2016)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2016 :

An update for curl is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The curl packages provide the libcurl library and the curl utility for
downloading files from servers using various protocols, including
HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple integer overflow flaws leading to heap-based buffer
overflows were found in the way curl handled escaping and unescaping
of data. An attacker could potentially use these flaws to crash an
application using libcurl by sending a specially crafted input to the
affected libcurl functions. (CVE-2016-7167)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007087.html

Solution :

Update the affected curl packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102295 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7167

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