Fedora 25 : curl (2016-89769648a0)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95009



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- fix cookie injection for other servers (CVE-2016-8615)

- compare user/passwd case-sensitively while reusing connections (CVE-2016-8616)

- base64: check for integer overflow on large input (CVE-2016-8617)

- fix double-free in krb5 code (CVE-2016-8619)

- fix double-free in curl_maprintf() (CVE-2016-8618)

- fix glob parser write/read out of bounds (CVE-2016-8620)

- fix out-of-bounds read in curl_getdate() (CVE-2016-8621)

- fix URL unescape heap overflow via integer truncation (CVE-2016-8622)

- fix use-after-free via shared cookies (CVE-2016-8623)

- urlparse: accept '#' as end of host name (CVE-2016-8624)

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


Update the affected curl package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95009

File Name: fedora_2016-89769648a0.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#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:fedoraproject:fedora:curl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2018

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