Executive Summary

Summary
Titlecurl security update
Informations
NameRHSA-2009:1209First vendor Publication2009-08-13
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2009-08-13
Severity (Vendor) ModerateRevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score7.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Problem Description:

Updated curl packages that fix security issues are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and Dict
servers, using any of the supported protocols. cURL is designed to work
without user interaction or any kind of interactivity.

Scott Cantor reported that cURL is affected by the previously published
"null prefix attack", caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters in
X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted
certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could
use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially
confuse cURL into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2417)

cURL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues. All running applications using
libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

516181 - CVE-2009-2417 curl: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1209.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-310Cryptographic Issues

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8542
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8542
Title: VMware curl vulnerability
Description: lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-2417
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10114
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10114
Title: lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.
Description: lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-2417
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
CentOS Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22863
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22863
Title: ELSA-2009:1209: curl security update (Moderate)
Description: lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2009:1209-01
CVE-2009-2417
Version: 3
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 3
Oracle Linux 4
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application60
Application14

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for curl CESA-2009:1209 centos3 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1209_curl_centos3_i386.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for curl CESA-2009:1209 centos5 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1209_curl_centos5_i386.nasl
2011-06-24Name : Ubuntu Update for curl USN-1158-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1158_1.nasl
2010-05-12Name : Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update / Mac OS X Security Update 2010-002
File : nvt/macosx_upd_10_6_3_secupd_2010-002.nasl
2009-12-10Name : Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:203-1 (curl)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_203_1.nasl
2009-10-13Name : SLES10: Security update for compat-curl2
File : nvt/sles10_compat-curl2.nasl
2009-10-13Name : SLES10: Security update for curl
File : nvt/sles10_curl0.nasl
2009-10-13Name : SLES10: Security update for GnuTLS
File : nvt/sles10_gnutls.nasl
2009-10-11Name : SLES11: Security update for curl
File : nvt/sles11_curl0.nasl
2009-10-10Name : SLES9: Security update for curl
File : nvt/sles9p5055560.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200909-20 (curl)
File : nvt/glsa_200909_20.nasl
2009-09-09Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:014
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_014.nasl
2009-09-02Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1869-1 (curl)
File : nvt/deb_1869_1.nasl
2009-09-02Name : Ubuntu USN-818-1 (curl)
File : nvt/ubuntu_818_1.nasl
2009-09-02Name : Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:203 (curl)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_203.nasl
2009-08-17Name : CentOS Security Advisory CESA-2009:1209 (curl)
File : nvt/ovcesa2009_1209.nasl
2009-08-17Name : RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1209
File : nvt/RHSA_2009_1209.nasl
0000-00-00Name : Slackware Advisory SSA:2009-226-01 curl
File : nvt/esoft_slk_ssa_2009_226_01.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
62879SSH Tectia Audit Player X.509 Certificate Authority (CA) Common Name Null Byt...
56994cURL/libcURL w/ OpenSSL X.509 Certificate Authority (CA) Common Name Null Byt...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1209.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-03-06Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20090813_curl_on_SL4_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20090813_curl_on_SL3_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20090813_curl_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-06-24Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1158-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-03-29Name : The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes various security issues.
File : macosx_10_6_3.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-03-29Name : The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes various security issues.
File : macosx_SecUpd2010-002.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-02-24Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1869.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-11-23Name : The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related pat...
File : vmware_VMSA-2009-0016.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-06Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch curl-6411
File : suse_curl-6411.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-06Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch libcurl2-6404
File : suse_libcurl2-6404.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-06Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch libcurl3-6401
File : suse_libcurl3-6401.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-28Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200909-20.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_gnutls-6470.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse9_12467.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_curl-090807.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_compat-curl2-6408.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_curl-6402.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-27Name : The remote SuSE system is missing a security patch for curl
File : suse_11_1_curl-090820.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-20Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-818-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-20Name : The remote SuSE system is missing a security patch for curl
File : suse_11_1_curl-090613.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-20Name : The remote SuSE system is missing a security patch for curl
File : suse_11_0_curl-090807.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-18Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2009-1209.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-18Name : The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
File : Slackware_SSA_2009-226-01.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-17Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-203.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-17Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2009-1209.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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