cURL/libcURL Remote Input Validation Vulnerability

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801396

Synopsis

The 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.

Description

An input validation vulnerability occurs when the application fails to properly sanitize a user-supplied fileptah part of an URL before passing it to the protocol-specific code. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. (CVE-2012-0036)

Affected versions include versions 7.20.0 through 7.23.1.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages; the next version of cURL that fixes the issue is cURL 7.24.0.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8be7c5b1

http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20120124.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801396

File Name: 801396.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2013/07/03

Nessus ID: 57897

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0036

BID: 51665