Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2010:062)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45115


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in curl :

content_encoding.c in libcurl 7.10.5 through 7.19.7, when zlib is enabled, does not properly restrict the amount of callback data sent to an application that requests automatic decompression, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or have unspecified other impact by sending crafted compressed data to an application that relies on the intended data-length limit (CVE-2010-0734).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct theis issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45115

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/22

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl-examples, 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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0734

BID: 38162

MDVSA: 2010:062