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Amazon Linux: Security Advisory (ALAS-2014-407)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update announced via the referenced Security Advisory.

Insight

Insight

libcurl wrongly allows cookies to be set for TLDs, thus making them much broader then they are supposed to be allowed to. This can allow arbitrary sites to set cookies that then would get sent to a different and unrelated site or domain.By not detecting and rejecting domain names for partial literal IP addresses properly when parsing received HTTP cookies, libcurl can be fooled to both sending cookies to wrong sites and into allowing arbitrary sites to set cookies for others.

Solution

Solution

Run yum update curl to update your system.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)