curl -- buffer overflow

2005-12-12T00:00:00
ID DSA-919
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-12-12T00:00:00

Description

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: > > * CVE-2005-3185 > > A buffer overflow has been discovered in libcurl that could allow the execution of arbitrary code. > > * CVE-2005-4077 > > 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 version 7.9.5-1woody2.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 7.13.2-2sarge5. This update also includes a bugfix against data corruption.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 7.15.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libcurl packages.