cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201709-14

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in cURL, the worst of which may allow attackers to bypass intended restrictions.

Affected Packages

net-misc/curl on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.55.1
Unaffected versions >= 7.55.1

Background

cURL is a tool and libcurl is a library for transferring data with URL syntax.

Description

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

Impact

Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or bypass intended restrictions for TLS sessions.

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-7.55.1"
 

References

Release Date
September 17, 2017

Latest Revision
September 17, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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