SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : curl (SUSE-SU-2022:3785-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 166578

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:3785-1 advisory.

- When doing HTTP(S) transfers, libcurl might erroneously use the read callback (`CURLOPT_READFUNCTION`) to ask for data to send, even when the `CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS` option has been set, if the same handle previously was used to issue a `PUT` request which used that callback. This flaw may surprise the application and cause it to misbehave and either send off the wrong data or use memory after free or similar in the subsequent `POST` request. The problem exists in the logic for a reused handle when it is changed from a PUT to a POST. (CVE-2022-32221)

- In curl before 7.86.0, the HSTS check could be bypassed to trick it into staying with HTTP. Using its HSTS support, curl can be instructed to use HTTPS directly (instead of using an insecure cleartext HTTP step) even when HTTP is provided in the URL. This mechanism could be bypassed if the host name in the given URL uses IDN characters that get replaced with ASCII counterparts as part of the IDN conversion, e.g., using the character UTF-8 U+3002 (IDEOGRAPHIC FULL STOP) instead of the common ASCII full stop of U+002E (.).
The earliest affected version is 7.77.0 2021-05-26. (CVE-2022-42916)

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

Solution

Update the affected curl, libcurl-devel, libcurl4 and / or libcurl4-32bit packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1204383

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1204386

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-32221

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-42916

http://www.nessus.org/u?56e893c5

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 166578

File Name: suse_SU-2022-3785-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/27/2022

Updated: 7/13/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-32221

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/26/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-32221, CVE-2022-42916

IAVA: 2022-A-0451-S

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:3785-1