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

high Nessus Plugin ID 57738
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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: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

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