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

High Nessus Plugin ID 111606


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


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)


Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111606

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1052.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/10

Modified: 2018/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0500

ALAS: 2018-1052