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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1121-1] curl security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that there was a out-of-bounds read vulnerability in curl, a command-line and library for transferring data over HTTP/FTP, etc. A malicious FTP server could abuse this to prevent curl-based clients from interacting with it.

Affected Software

Affected Software

curl on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in curl version 7.26.0-1+wheezy21. We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)