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

High Nessus Plugin ID 102295


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


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.


Update the affected curl packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102295

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/09

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7167

OSVDB: 144213

RHSA: 2017:2016