CentOS 7 : curl (CESA-2017:2016)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102750
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected curl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?229c4e46

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102750

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2016.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/25/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7167

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/23/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7167

RHSA: 2017:2016