Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2013:180)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in curl :

libcurl is vulnerable to a case of bad checking of the input data
which may lead to heap corruption. The function curl_easy_unescape()
decodes URL encoded strings to raw binary data. URL encoded octets are
represented with \%HH combinations where HH is a two-digit hexadecimal
number. The decoded string is written to an allocated memory area that
the function returns to the caller (CVE-2013-2174).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20130622.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67010 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60737

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2174

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