Debian DSA-3232-1 : curl - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 83003
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in cURL, an URL transfer library :

- CVE-2015-3143 NTLM-authenticated connections could be wrongly reused for requests without any credentials set, leading to HTTP requests being sent over the connection authenticated as a different user. This is similar to the issue fixed in DSA-2849-1.

- CVE-2015-3144 When parsing URLs with a zero-length hostname (such as 'http://:80'), libcurl would try to read from an invalid memory address. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash). This issue only affects the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions.

- CVE-2015-3145 When parsing HTTP cookies, if the parsed cookie's 'path' element consists of a single double-quote, libcurl would try to write to an invalid heap memory address. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash). This issue only affects the upcoming stable (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions.

- CVE-2015-3148 When doing HTTP requests using the Negotiate authentication method along with NTLM, the connection used would not be marked as authenticated, making it possible to reuse it and send requests for one user over the connection authenticated as a different user.

Solution

Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy13.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 7.38.0-4+deb8u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3143

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3144

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3145

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-3148

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3232

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83003

File Name: debian_DSA-3232.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3143, CVE-2015-3144, CVE-2015-3145, CVE-2015-3148

DSA: 3232