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[DSA919] DSA-919-2 curl Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The upstream developer of curl, a multi-protocol file transfer
library, informed us that the former correction to several off-by-one
errors are not sufficient. For completeness please find the original
bug description below:
Several problems were discovered in libcurl, a multi-protocol file
transfer library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:
A buffer overflow has been discovered in libcurl
that could allow the execution of arbitrary code.
Stefan Esser discovered several off-by-one errors that allows
local users to trigger a buffer overflow and cause a denial of
service or bypass PHP security restrictions via certain URLs.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 7.13.2-2sarge5. This update also includes a bugfix against
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libcurl packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-919
Threat Level: High
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