GLSA-201807-04 : cURL:Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111412


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201807-04 (cURL:Heap-based Buffer Overflow)

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in cURL’s Curl_smtp_escape_eob() function.
Impact :

An attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or execute arbitrary code via SMTP connections.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.61.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111412

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201807-04.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/07/30

Modified: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:curl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0500

GLSA: 201807-04