Gentoo: 201401-14 cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cURL, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-14
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 20, 2014
     Bugs: #456074, #465678, #474354, #492688, #497092
       ID: 201401-14

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cURL, allowing attackers to
execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Background
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cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax,
supporting numerous protocols.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/curl              < 7.34.0-r1              >= 7.34.0-r1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated process to connect
to a malicious server using cURL, possibly resulting in the remote
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.34.0-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-0249
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-0249
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-1944
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1944
[ 3 ] CVE-2013-2174
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2174
[ 4 ] CVE-2013-6422
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-6422

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-14.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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