Debian DSA-2398-2 : curl - several vulnerabilities (BEAST)

high Nessus Plugin ID 57738
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VPR Score: 5.9


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL, an URL transfer library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2011-3389 This update enables OpenSSL workarounds against the 'BEAST' attack. Additional information can be found in the cURL advisory

- CVE-2012-0036 Dan Fandrich discovered that cURL performs insufficient sanitising when extracting the file path part of an URL.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 7.18.2-8lenny6.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57738

File Name: debian_DSA-2398.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2012-0036

BID: 49388, 49778, 51665

DSA: 2398