Debian DSA-3069-1 : curl - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79065


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


Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that the curl_easy_duphandle() function in cURL, an URL transfer library, has a bug that can lead to libcurl eventually sending off sensitive data that was not intended for sending, while performing a HTTP POST operation.

This bug requires CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS and curl_easy_duphandle() to be used in that order, and then the duplicate handle must be used to perform the HTTP POST. The curl command line tool is not affected by this problem as it does not use this sequence.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy11.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed in version 7.38.0-3.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79065

File Name: debian_DSA-3069.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3707

DSA: 3069