Debian DSA-3455-1 : curl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88424


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


Isaac Boukris discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, reused NTLM-authenticated proxy connections without properly making sure that the connection was authenticated with the same credentials as set for the new transfer. This could lead to HTTP requests being sent over the connection authenticated as a different user.


Upgrade the curl packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.38.0-4+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88424

File Name: debian_DSA-3455.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/28

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0755

DSA: 3455