Debian DSA-4286-1 : curl - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117298

Synopsis

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

Description

Zhaoyang Wu discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, contains a buffer overflow in the NTLM authentication code triggered by passwords that exceed 2GB in length on 32bit systems.

See https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2018-14618.html for more information.

Solution

Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 7.52.1-5+deb9u7.

See Also

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2018-14618.html

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/curl

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/curl

http://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4286

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117298

File Name: debian_DSA-4286.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/06

Modified: 2018/09/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14618

DSA: 4286