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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2798-1 (curl - unchecked ssl certificate host name)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Scott Cantor discovered that curl, a file retrieval tool, would disable the CURLOPT_SSLVERIFYHOST check when the CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER setting was disabled. This would also disable ssl certificate host name checks when it should have only disabled verification of the certificate trust chain. The default configuration for the curl package is not affected by this issue since CURLOPT_SSLVERIFYPEER is enabled by default.

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+squeeze5. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy5. For the testing (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 7.33.0-1. We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)