Amazon Linux 2 : curl (ALAS-2018-1052)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111606
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow has been found in the Curl_smtp_escape_eob() function of curl. An attacker could exploit this by convincing a user to use curl to upload data over SMTP with a reduced buffer to cause a crash or corrupt memory.(CVE-2018-0500)

Solution

Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1052.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111606

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1052.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/10/2018

Updated: 9/12/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

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:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0500

ALAS: 2018-1052