GLSA-201203-02 : cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58212


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-02 (cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cURL:
When zlib is enabled, the amount of data sent to an application for automatic decompression is not restricted (CVE-2010-0734).
When performing GSSAPI authentication, credential delegation is always used (CVE-2011-2192).
When SSL is enabled, cURL improperly disables the OpenSSL workaround to mitigate an information disclosure vulnerability in the SSL and TLS protocols (CVE-2011-3389).
libcurl does not properly verify file paths for escape control characters in IMAP, POP3 or SMTP URLs (CVE-2012-0036).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated process to open a specially crafted file or URL using cURL, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service condition, disclosure of sensitive information, or unwanted actions performed via the IMAP, POP3 or SMTP protocols. Furthermore, remote servers may be able to impersonate clients via GSSAPI requests.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.24.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58212

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-02.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 3/6/2012

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:curl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0734, CVE-2011-2192, CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2012-0036

BID: 38162, 48434, 49778, 51665

GLSA: 201203-02