CentOS Update for curl CESA-2014:0561 centos6

Published: 2014-06-02 08:13:01
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Affected Versions:
curl on CentOS 6

Technical Details:
cURL provides the libcurl library and a command line tool for downloading files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP. It was found that libcurl could incorrectly reuse existing connections for requests that should have used different or no authentication credentials, when using one of the following protocols: HTTP(S) with NTLM authentication, LDAP(S), SCP, or SFTP. If an application using the libcurl library connected to a remote server with certain authentication credentials, this flaw could cause other requests to use those same credentials. (CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138) Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Paras Sethia as the original reporter of CVE-2014-0015 and Yehezkel Horowitz for discovering the security impact of this issue, and Steve Holme as the original reporter of CVE-2014-0138. This update also fixes the following bugs: * Previously, the libcurl library was closing a network socket without first terminating the SSL connection using the socket. This resulted in a write after close and consequent leakage of memory dynamically allocated by the SSL library. An upstream patch has been applied on libcurl to fix this bug. As a result, the write after close no longer happens, and the SSL library no longer leaks memory. (BZ#1092479) * Previously, the libcurl library did not implement a non-blocking SSL handshake, which negatively affected performance of applications based on libcurl's multi API. To fix this bug, the non-blocking SSL handshake has been implemented by libcurl. With this update, libcurl's multi API immediately returns the control back to the application whenever it cannot read/write data from/to the underlying network socket. (BZ#1092480) * Previously, the curl Linux Distribution Package could not be rebuilt from sources due to an expired cookie in the upstream test-suite, which runs during the build. An upstream patch has been applied to postpone the expiration date of the cookie, which makes it possible to rebuild the Linux Distribution Package from sources again. (BZ#1092486) * Previously, the libcurl library attempted to authenticate using Kerberos whenever such an authentication method was offered by the server. This caused problems when the server offered multiple authentication methods and Kerberos was not the selected one. An upstream patch has been applied on libcurl to fix this bug. Now libcurl no longer uses Kerberos authentication if another authentication method is selected. (BZ#1096797) All curl users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications that use libcurl have to be restarted for this update to take effect.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

The remote host is missing an update for the 'curl' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

Free Vulnerability Scanning, Assessment and Management

Mageni's Platform is packed with all the features you need to scan, assess and manage vulnerabilities like this - it is free, open source, lightning fast, reliable and scalable.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can scan concurrently as many assets as you want. Please note that you must be aware of the hardware requeriments of the platform to ensure a good performance.

No, you can add as many assest as you want. It doesn't matters if you have millions of assets, we won't charge you for that.

No. The software is completely free. We have no intention to charge you to use the software, in fact - it completely goes against our beliefs and business model.

A vulnerability is defined in the ISO 27002 standard as “A weakness of an asset or group of assets that can be exploited by one or more threats” (International Organization for Standardization, 2005)

We generate revenue by providing support and other services for customers that require a subscription so they get guaranteed support and enterprise services. To use Mageni's Platform is completely free, with no limits at all.

Yes. Mageni understands that there are professionals and businesses that need commercial support so Mageni provides an active support subscription with everything needed to run Mageni's Platform reliably and securely. More than software, it's access to security experts, knowledge resources, security updates, and support tools you can't get anywhere else. The subscription includes:

  • Ongoing delivery
    • Patches
    • Bug fixes
    • Updates
    • Upgrades
  • Technical support
    • 24/7 availability
    • Unlimited Incidents
    • Specialty-based routing
    • Multi-Channel
  • Commitments
    • Software certifications
    • Software assurance
    • SLA

No, we don't store the information of your vulnerabilities in our servers.

Vulnerability management is the process in which vulnerabilities in IT are identified and the risks of these vulnerabilities are evaluated. This evaluation leads to correcting the vulnerabilities and removing the risk or a formal risk acceptance by the management of an organization. The term vulnerability management is often confused with vulnerability scanning. Despite the fact both are related, there is an important difference between the two. Vulnerability scanning consists of using a computer program to identify vulnerabilities in networks, computer infrastructure or applications. Vulnerability management is the process surrounding vulnerability scanning, also taking into account other aspects such as risk acceptance, remediation etc. Source: "Implementing a Vulnerability Management Process". SANS Institute.

I am ready to start scanning for vulnerabilities