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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2713-1 (curl - heap overflow)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Timo Sirainen discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, is prone to a heap overflow vulnerability due to bad checking of the input data in the curl_easy_unescape function. The curl command line tool is not affected by this problem as it doesn't use the curl_easy_unescape function.

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 the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze4. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 7.31.0-1. We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)