Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2016-742)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93743


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


After testing original CVE-2016-5420 patch, it was discovered that libcurl built on top of NSS (Network Security Services) still incorrectly re-uses client certificates if a certificate from file is used for one TLS connection but no certificate is set for a subsequent TLS connection.


Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93743

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-742.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/28

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7141, CVE-2016-7167

ALAS: 2016-742