cURL/libcurl 7.x < 7.48.0 Unknown Vulnerability

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9761


The host is running a version of cURL/libcurl that is vulnerable to an unspecified attack vector.


Versions of cURL and libcurl prior to 7.48.0 are affected by an integer overflow condition in the 'curlx_tvdiff()' function in 'lib/timeval.c'. The issue is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated when handling 'timeval'. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to have an unspecified impact.


Upgrade to cURL/libcurl 7.48.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9761

File Name: 9761.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/11/11

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 9772

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 7


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:haxx:curl

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/11