Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2017-922)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104704


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


IMAP FETCH response out of bounds read :

A buffer overrun flaw was found in the IMAP handler of libcurl. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious IMAP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially cause information disclosure or crash the application. (CVE-2017-1000257)


Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104704

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-922.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/21

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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


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:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000257

ALAS: 2017-922