SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA heap use-after-free flaw was found in curl related to closing an easy handle. When closing and cleaning up an 'easy' handle in the `Curl_close()` function, the library code first frees a struct (without nulling the pointer) and might then subsequently erroneously write to a struct field within that already freed struct.
Curl is vulnerable to a buffer overrun in the SASL authentication code that may lead to denial of service. (CVE-2018-16839)
Curl is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read in the tool_msgs.c:voutf() function that may result in information exposure and denial of service. (CVE-2018-16842)
SolutionRun 'yum update curl' to update your system.