Debian DLA-1498-1 : curl security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117366

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a an integer overflow vulnerability in curl, a command line tool for transferring data over HTTP, etc.

For more information, please see :

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

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in curl version 7.38.0-4+deb8u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

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

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00008.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117366

File Name: debian_DLA-1498.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/10

Modified: 2018/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-nss, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-gnutls-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-nss-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-openssl-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/08