Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2014:213)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79321


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated curl packages fix security vulnerability :

Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that the curl_easy_duphandle() function in cURL 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 (CVE-2014-3707).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79321

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-213.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/19

Modified: 2014/11/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl-examples, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl4, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3707

BID: 70988

MDVSA: 2014:213