Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2015-514)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83057
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that libcurl could incorrectly reuse NTLM-authenticated connections for subsequent unauthenticated requests to the same host. If an application using libcurl established an NTLM-authenticated connection to a server, and sent subsequent unauthenticed requests to the same server, the unauthenticated requests could be sent over the NTLM-authenticated connection, appearing as if they were sent by the NTLM authenticated user.
(CVE-2015-3143)

It was discovered that libcurl could incorrectly reuse Negotiate authenticated HTTP connections for subsequent requests. If an application using libcurl established a Negotiate authenticated HTTP connection to a server and sent subsequent requests with different credentials, the connection could be re-used with the initial set of credentials instead of using the new ones. (CVE-2015-3148)

It was discovered that libcurl did not properly process cookies with a specially crafted 'path' element. If an application using libcurl connected to a malicious HTTP server sending specially crafted 'Set-Cookies' headers, this could lead to an out-of-bounds read, and possibly cause that application to crash. (CVE-2015-3145)

It was discovered that libcurl did not properly process zero-length host names. If an attacker could trick an application using libcurl into processing zero-length host names, this could lead to an out-of-bounds read, and possibly cause that application to crash.
(CVE-2015-3144)

Solution

Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-514.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83057

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-514.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2015

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2015-514