Debian DSA-2849-1 : curl - information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72239


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


Paras Sethia discovered that libcurl, a client-side URL transfer library, would sometimes mix up multiple HTTP and HTTPS connections with NTLM authentication to the same server, sending requests for one user over the connection authenticated as a different user.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze7.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72239

File Name: debian_DSA-2849.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/02

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0015

DSA: 2849