Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2020-1411)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139091

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VPR Score: 5.2


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


This issue only affects the 'curl' command line utility. Additionally, this is only an issue when using the '-J' (with the '-O' option) and '-i' command line options combined. In most cases, there is nothing to gain for a local attacker here: the curl command line utility is likely running with the same privileges as the user, and thus the user can already overwrite all the files curl could overwrite. However, a local user will have to call curl with the '-J' and '-i' command line options while requesting content from a malicious server, which then opens up an opportunity for the malicious server to overwrite local files. (CVE-2020-8177)


Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139091

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1411.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/30

Updated: 2020/07/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.2

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8177

ALAS: 2020-1411