GLSA-201807-04 : cURL: Heap-based buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111412
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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: Critical

ID: 111412

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201807-04.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 7/30/2018

Updated: 3/16/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:gentoo:linux:curl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0500

GLSA: 201807-04