CentOS 8 : curl (CESA-2019:3701)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 145603


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2019:3701 advisory.

- curl: NTLM type-2 heap out-of-bounds buffer read (CVE-2018-16890)

- wget: Information exposure in set_file_metadata function in xattr.c (CVE-2018-20483)

- curl: NTLMv2 type-3 header stack buffer overflow (CVE-2019-3822)

- curl: SMTP end-of-response out-of-bounds read (CVE-2019-3823)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 145603

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-3701.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3822


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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:curl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libcurl-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libcurl-minimal

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16890, CVE-2018-20483, CVE-2019-3822, CVE-2019-3823

BID: 106358, 106947, 106950

RHSA: 2019:3701

CEA-ID: CEA-2019-0227