Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2015:098)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82351


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


Updated curl packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Paras Sethia discovered that libcurl would sometimes mix up multiple HTTP and HTTPS connections with NTLM authentication to the same server, sending requests for one user over the connection authenticated as a different user (CVE-2014-0015).

libcurl can in some circumstances re-use the wrong connection when asked to do transfers using other protocols than HTTP and FTP, causing a transfer that was initiated by an application to wrongfully re-use an existing connection to the same server that was authenticated using different credentials (CVE-2014-0138).

libcurl incorrectly validates wildcard SSL certificates containing literal IP addresses, so under certain conditions, it would allow and use a wildcard match specified in the CN field, allowing a malicious server to participate in a MITM attack or just fool users into believing that it is a legitimate site (CVE-2014-0139).

In cURL before 7.38.0, libcurl can be fooled to both sending cookies to wrong sites and into allowing arbitrary sites to set cookies for others. For this problem to trigger, the client application must use the numerical IP address in the URL to access the site (CVE-2014-3613).

In cURL before 7.38.0, libcurl wrongly allows cookies to be set for Top Level Domains (TLDs), thus making them apply broader than cookies are allowed. This can allow arbitrary sites to set cookies that then would get sent to a different and unrelated site or domain (CVE-2014-3620).

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).

When libcurl sends a request to a server via a HTTP proxy, it copies the entire URL into the request and sends if off. If the given URL contains line feeds and carriage returns those will be sent along to the proxy too, which allows the program to for example send a separate HTTP request injected embedded in the URL (CVE-2014-8150).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82351

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-098.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

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:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2014-0139, CVE-2014-3613, CVE-2014-3620, CVE-2014-3707, CVE-2014-8150

MDVSA: 2015:098