RHEL 8 : curl (RHSA-2024:0428)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 189567


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for curl.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:0428 advisory.

The curl packages provide the libcurl library and the curl utility for downloading files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

Security Fix(es):

* curl: FTP too eager connection reuse (CVE-2023-27535)

* curl: GSS delegation too eager connection re-use (CVE-2023-27536)

* curl: information disclosure by exploiting a mixed case flaw (CVE-2023-46218)

* curl: Incorrect handling of control code characters in cookies (CVE-2022-35252)

* curl: Use-after-free triggered by an HTTP proxy deny response (CVE-2022-43552)

* curl: more POST-after-PUT confusion (CVE-2023-28322)

Bug Fix(es):

* Cannot upload files bigger than 64K to SSH-2.0-9.99 sshlib server, transfer hangs (RHEL-5483)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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


Update the RHEL curl package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:0428.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 189567

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-0428.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-46218


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.6, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libcurl-minimal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libcurl-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libcurl

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-35252, CVE-2022-43552, CVE-2023-27535, CVE-2023-27536, CVE-2023-28322, CVE-2023-46218

CWE: 1286, 201, 305, 416, 440

IAVA: 2022-A-0350-S, 2023-A-0008-S, 2023-A-0153-S, 2023-A-0259-S, 2023-A-0674-S

RHSA: 2024:0428