Debian DSA-4202-1 : curl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109901


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


OSS-fuzz, assisted by Max Dymond, discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, could be tricked into reading data beyond the end of a heap based buffer when parsing invalid headers in an RTSP response.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.38.0-4+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 7.52.1-5+deb9u6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109901

File Name: debian_DSA-4202.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/18

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2018/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000301

DSA: 4202