Debian DSA-919-2 : curl - buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 22785


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The 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.


Upgrade 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22785

File Name: debian_DSA-919.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185, CVE-2005-4077

BID: 15102, 15756

DSA: 919