openSUSE Security Update : curl (openSUSE-2017-513)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99702


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for curl fixes the following issues :

Security issue 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).

With this release new default ciphers are active (SUSE_DEFAULT, bsc#1027712).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected curl packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99702

File Name: openSUSE-2017-513.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/27

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 2.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:curl-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl4, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl4-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl4-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcurl4-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/26

Reference Information

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