RedHat: Moderate: curl security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated curl packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: curl security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1209-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1209.html
Issue date:        2009-08-13
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-2417 
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1. Summary:

Updated curl packages that fix security issues are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and Dict
servers, using any of the supported protocols. cURL is designed to work
without user interaction or any kind of interactivity.

Scott Cantor reported that cURL is affected by the previously published
"null prefix attack", caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters in
X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted
certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could
use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially
confuse cURL into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2417)

cURL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues. All running applications using
libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

516181 - CVE-2009-2417 curl: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ppc.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ppc64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ppc.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ppc64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ppc.rpm

s390:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390.rpm

s390x:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390x.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390x.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.10.6-10.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ppc64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ppc64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390x.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390x.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.12.1-11.1.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.src.rpm

i386:
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.src.rpm

i386:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm

ia64:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ia64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ia64.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ia64.rpm

ppc:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc.rpm
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc64.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390.rpm
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390x.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390x.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-debuginfo-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.i386.rpm
curl-devel-7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2417
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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