Debian DSA-3240-1 : curl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83146

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VPR Score: 2.7


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


It was discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, if configured to use a proxy server with the HTTPS protocol, by default could send to the proxy the same HTTP headers it sends to the destination server, possibly leaking sensitive information.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.38.0-4+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83146

File Name: debian_DSA-3240.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/30

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:curl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 2015/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3153

DSA: 3240