Curl < 7.4.1 Long Error Message Buffer Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1745

Synopsis

The remote host is using a version of curl (or libcurl) which is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is using a version of curl (or libcurl) which is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow. To exploit it, an attacker would have to set up a rogue web server which would reply with maliciously-formed error messages.

Solution

Upgrade to curl 7.4.1 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1745

File Name: 1745.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:haxx:curl

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0973

BID: 1804

OSVDB: 1612