[ASA-201807-10] curl: arbitrary code execution


Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201807-10 ========================================== Severity: High Date : 2018-07-16 CVE-ID : CVE-2018-0500 Package : curl Type : arbitrary code execution Remote : Yes Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-729 Summary ======= The package curl before version 7.61.0-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 7.61.0-1. # pacman -Syu "curl>=7.61.0-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 7.61.0. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== It has been discovered that curl before 7.61.0 might overflow a heap based memory buffer when sending data over SMTP and using a reduced read buffer. When sending data over SMTP, curl allocates a separate "scratch area" on the heap to be able to escape the uploaded data properly if the uploaded data contains data that requires it. The size of this temporary scratch area was mistakenly made to be 2 * sizeof(download_buffer) when it should have been made 2 * sizeof(upload_buffer). The upload and the download buffer sizes are identically sized by default (16KB) but since version 7.54.1, curl can resize the download buffer into a smaller buffer (as well as larger). If the download buffer size is set to a value smaller than 10923, the Curl_smtp_escape_eob() function might overflow the scratch buffer when sending contents of sufficient size and contents. The curl command line tool lowers the buffer size when --limit-rate is set to a value smaller than 16KB. Impact ====== A remote attacker is able to execute arbitrary code when sending SMTP data. References ========== https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_2018-70a2.html https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2018-0500

Affected Package

OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
ArchLinux any curl 7.61.0-1