Curl 7.85.0 < 8.7.0 Input Misinterpretation (CVE-2024-2004)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 192699


The remote host has a program that is affected by an input misinterpretation vulnerability.


The version of Curl installed on the remote host is between 7.85.0 and prior to 8.7.0. It is, therefore, affected by an input misinterpretation vulnerability. When a protocol selection parameter option disables all protocols without adding any then the default set of protocols would remain in the allowed set due to an error in the logic for removing protocols. The flaw is only present if the set of selected protocols disables the entire set of available protocols, in itself a command with no practical use and therefore unlikely to be encountered in real situations.

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 8.7.0 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 192699

File Name: curl_CVE-2024-2004.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/29/2024

Updated: 4/19/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2004


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:haxx:curl

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Curl

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2004

IAVA: 2024-A-0185