cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-14

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

Affected Packages

net-misc/curl on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.34.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 7.34.0-r1

Background

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

Description

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
January 20, 2014

Latest Revision
January 20, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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