SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : curl (SUSE-SU-2016:2699-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94506


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for curl fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2016-8624: invalid URL parsing with '#' (bsc#1005646)

- CVE-2016-8623: Use-after-free via shared cookies (bsc#1005645)

- CVE-2016-8622: URL unescape heap overflow via integer truncation (bsc#1005643)

- CVE-2016-8621: curl_getdate read out of bounds (bsc#1005642)

- CVE-2016-8620: glob parser write/read out of bounds (bsc#1005640)

- CVE-2016-8619: double-free in krb5 code (bsc#1005638)

- CVE-2016-8618: double-free in curl_maprintf (bsc#1005637)

- CVE-2016-8617: OOB write via unchecked multiplication (bsc#1005635)

- CVE-2016-8616: case insensitive password comparison (bsc#1005634)

- CVE-2016-8615: cookie injection for other servers (bsc#1005633)

- CVE-2016-7167: escape and unescape integer overflows (bsc#998760)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1591=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1591=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1591=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94506

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2699-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/03

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


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:novell:suse_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:curl-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7167, CVE-2016-8615, CVE-2016-8616, CVE-2016-8617, CVE-2016-8618, CVE-2016-8619, CVE-2016-8620, CVE-2016-8621, CVE-2016-8622, CVE-2016-8623, CVE-2016-8624

OSVDB: 144213, 146565, 146567, 146568, 146569, 146570, 146571, 146572, 146573, 146574, 146575