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

High Nessus Plugin ID 57738

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=658276

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-3389

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2011-3389.html

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0036

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/curl

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2398

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57738

File Name: debian_DSA-2398.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/31

Updated: 2018/12/18

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:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2012/03/31

Reference Information

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

BID: 49388, 49778, 51665

DSA: 2398