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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1379-1] curl security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/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 an issue in the curl a command-line tool for downloading (eg.) data over HTTP. curl could have be tricked into reading data beyond the end of a heap based buffer used to store downloaded content.

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+wheezy25+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)