Debian DLA-134-1 : curl security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82117
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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: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8150

BID: 71964