Debian DSA-3122-1 : curl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80421

Synopsis

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

Description

Andrey Labunets of Facebook discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, fails to properly handle URLs with embedded end-of-line characters. An attacker able to make an application using libcurl to access a specially crafted URL via an HTTP proxy could use this flaw to do additional requests in a way that was not intended, or insert additional request headers into the request.

Solution

Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy12.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/curl

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3122

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80421

File Name: debian_DSA-3122.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/09

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8150

DSA: 3122