Debian DLA-1121-1 : curl security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103682

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a out-of-bounds read vulnerability in curl, a command-line and library for transferring data over HTTP/FTP, etc. A malicious FTP server could abuse this to prevent curl-based clients from interacting with it.

See <https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20171004.html> for more details.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in curl version 7.26.0-1+wheezy21.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2017-1000254.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/10/msg00001.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/curl

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103682

File Name: debian_DLA-1121.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/06

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-nss, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-gnutls-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-nss-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-openssl-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000254