SUSE SLES11 Security Update : curl (SUSE-SU-2018:1323-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 109890



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for curl fixes the following issues: curl was updated to version 7.37.0 (fate#325339 bsc#1084137) This update syncs the curl version to the one in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and is full binary compatible to the previous version. This update is done to allow other third-party software like 'R' to be able to be used on the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 codebase. Following security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2018-1000120: A buffer overflow exists in the FTP URL handling that allowed an attacker to cause a denial of service or possible code execution (bsc#1084521).

- CVE-2018-1000121: A NULL pointer dereference exists in the LDAP code that allowed an attacker to cause a denial of service (bsc#1084524).

- CVE-2018-1000122: A buffer over-read exists in the RTSP+RTP handling code that allowed an attacker to cause a denial of service or information leakage (bsc#1084532). The package also requires a libopenssl that implements the DEFAULT_SUSE cipher list (bsc#1081056, bsc#1083463,bsc#1086825)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SECURITY:zypper in -t patch secsp3-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-curl-13609=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-curl-13609=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109890

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1323-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000120, CVE-2018-1000121, CVE-2018-1000122