Debian DLA-1379-1 : curl security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109872

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was an issue in the curl a command-line tool for downloading (eg.) data over HTTP.

curl could have be tricked into reading data beyond the end of a heap based buffer used to store downloaded content.

For more information, please see upstream's advisory at :

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_2018-b138.html

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in curl version 7.26.0-1+wheezy25+deb7u1.

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/adv_2018-b138.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/05/msg00010.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109872

File Name: debian_DLA-1379.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/17

Modified: 2018/07/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.4

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000301