Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2009:203-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40597


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in curl :

lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '�' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2417).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40597

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/17

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl4, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2417

BID: 36032

MDVSA: 2009:203-1

CWE: 310