Debian DSA-919-2 : curl - buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 22785
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionThe upstream developer of curl, a multi-protocol file transfer library, informed us that the former correction to several off-by-one errors are not sufficient. For completeness please find the original bug description below :
Several problems were discovered in libcurl, a multi-protocol file transfer library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2005-3185 A buffer overflow has been discovered in libcurl that could allow the execution of arbitrary code.
- CVE-2005-4077 Stefan Esser discovered several off-by-one errors that allows local users to trigger a buffer overflow and cause a denial of service or bypass PHP security restrictions via certain URLs.
SolutionUpgrade the libcurl packages.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 7.9.5-1woody2.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 7.13.2-2sarge5. This update also includes a bugfix against data corruption.