Curl 7.84 <= 8.2.1 Header DoS (CVE-2023-38039)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181409


The remote Windows host has a program that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Curl installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to accepting and storing unlimited large headers.

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


Upgrade Curl to version 8.3.0 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181409

File Name: curl_win_8_3_0.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/14/2023

Updated: 10/12/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-38039


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:haxx:curl

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Curl

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/13/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-38039

IAVA: 2023-A-0485-S