Debian DLA-134-1 : curl security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82117

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00007.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/curl

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82117

File Name: debian_DLA-134.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2018/07/06

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, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-gnutls-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcurl4-openssl-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2015/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8150

BID: 71964