NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : curl Vulnerability (NS-SA-2019-0171)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 128701

Synopsis

The remote machine is affected by a vulnerability.

Description

The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05, has curl packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

- curl before version 7.61.1 is vulnerable to a buffer overrun in the NTLM authentication code. The internal function Curl_ntlm_core_mk_nt_hash multiplies the length of the password by two (SUM) to figure out how large temporary storage area to allocate from the heap. The length value is then subsequently used to iterate over the password and generate output into the allocated storage buffer. On systems with a 32 bit size_t, the math to calculate SUM triggers an integer overflow when the password length exceeds 2GB (2^31 bytes). This integer overflow usually causes a very small buffer to actually get allocated instead of the intended very huge one, making the use of that buffer end up in a heap buffer overflow. (This bug is almost identical to CVE-2017-8816.) (CVE-2018-14618)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL curl packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

See Also

http://security.gd-linux.com/notice/NS-SA-2019-0171

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 128701

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2019-0171_curl.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/11

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14618

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14618