Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2016-766)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94686
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


This build resolves the following issues :

CVE-2016-8615 : Cookie injection for other servers

CVE-2016-8616 : Case insensitive password comparison

CVE-2016-8617 : Out-of-bounds write via unchecked multiplication

CVE-2016-8618 : Double-free in curl_maprintf

CVE-2016-8619 : Double-free in krb5 code

CVE-2016-8620 : Glob parser write/read out of bounds

CVE-2016-8621 : curl_getdate out-of-bounds read

CVE-2016-8622 : URL unescape heap overflow via integer truncation

CVE-2016-8623 : Use-after-free via shared cookies

CVE-2016-8624 : Invalid URL parsing with '#'


Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94686

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-766.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2016

Updated: 10/1/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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: 11/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: 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

ALAS: 2016-766