Debian DSA-4007-1 : curl - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 104222
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VPR Score: 5.2


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Brian Carpenter, Geeknik Labs and 0xd34db347 discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, incorrectly parsed an IMAP FETCH response with size 0, leading to an out-of-bounds read.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.38.0-4+deb8u7.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 7.52.1-5+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104222

File Name: debian_DSA-4007.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/30/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000257

DSA: 4007