[SECURITY] [DSA 2398-2] curl regression

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2398-2:1A463
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2012-03-31T19:39:58


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2398-2 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer March 31, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : curl Vulnerability : regression Debian-specific: no Debian Bug : 658276

cURL is a command-line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax. It was discovered that the countermeasures against the Dai/Rogaway chosen-plaintext attack on SSL/TLS (CVE-2011-3389, "BEAST") cause interoperability issues with some server implementations. This update ads the the CURLOPT_SSL_OPTIONS and CURLSSLOPT_ALLOW_BEAST options to the library, and the - --ssl-allow-beast option to the "curl" program.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze2.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

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