CentOS 7 : curl (CESA-2017:3263)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 104790
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VPR Score: 5.2

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) :

* 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)

Red Hat would like to thank the Curl project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Brian Carpenter and the OSS-Fuzz project as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected curl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?29e0c499

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104790

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3263.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1000257

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/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: 11/27/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000257

RHSA: 2017:3263