SUSE SLES11 Security Update : curl (SUSE-SU-2017:1043-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99465


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


This update for curl fixes the following issues: These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-9586: libcurl printf floating point buffer overflow (bsc#1015332)

- CVE-2017-7407: The ourWriteOut function in tool_writeout.c in curl might have allowed physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory in opportunistic circumstances by reading a workstation screen during use of a --write-out argument ending in a '%' character, which lead to a heap-based buffer over-read (bsc#1032309).

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-curl-13065=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-curl-13065=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SECURITY:zypper in -t patch secsp3-curl-13065=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-curl-13065=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99465

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1043-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/19

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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


Base Score: 2.4

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcurl4, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2017/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9586, CVE-2017-7407

OSVDB: 149048, 154801