Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL7.x x86_64 (20190729)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 127724
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The curl packages provide the libcurl library and the curl utility for downloading files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

Security Fix(es) :

- curl: NTLM password overflow via integer overflow (CVE-2018-14618) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Bug Fix(es) :

- baseurl with file:// hangs and then timeout in yum repo (BZ#1709474)

- curl crashes on http links with rate-limit (BZ#1711914)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1709474

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1711914

http://www.nessus.org/u?50e8d2ac

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 127724

File Name: sl_20190729_curl_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libcurl-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14618