Executive Summary

Summary
Titlecurl security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Informations
NameRHSA-2015:2159First vendor Publication2015-11-19
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2015-11-19
Severity (Vendor) ModerateRevision06

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Problem Description:

Updated curl packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - aarch64, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64

3. Description:

The curl packages provide the libcurl library and the curl utility for downloading files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

It was found that the libcurl library did not correctly handle partial literal IP addresses when parsing received HTTP cookies. An attacker able to trick a user into connecting to a malicious server could use this flaw to set the user's cookie to a crafted domain, making other cookie-related issues easier to exploit. (CVE-2014-3613)

A flaw was found in the way the libcurl library performed the duplication of connection handles. If an application set the CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS option for a handle, using the handle's duplicate could cause the application to crash or disclose a portion of its memory. (CVE-2014-3707)

It was discovered that the libcurl library failed to properly handle URLs with embedded end-of-line characters. An attacker able to make an application using libcurl access a specially crafted URL via an HTTP proxy could use this flaw to inject additional headers to the request or construct additional requests. (CVE-2014-8150)

It was discovered that libcurl implemented aspects of the NTLM and Negotatiate authentication incorrectly. If an application uses libcurl and the affected mechanisms in a specifc way, certain requests to a previously NTLM-authenticated server could appears as sent by the wrong authenticated user. Additionally, the initial set of credentials for HTTP Negotiate-authenticated requests could be reused in subsequent requests, although a different set of credentials was specified. (CVE-2015-3143, CVE-2015-3148)

Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting these issues.

Bug fixes:

* An out-of-protocol fallback to SSL 3.0 was available with libcurl. Attackers could abuse the fallback to force downgrade of the SSL version. The fallback has been removed from libcurl. Users requiring this functionality can explicitly enable SSL 3.0 through the libcurl API. (BZ#1154060)

* TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are no longer disabled by default in libcurl. You can explicitly disable them through the libcurl API. (BZ#1170339)

* FTP operations such as downloading files took a significantly long time to complete. Now, the FTP implementation in libcurl correctly sets blocking direction and estimated timeout for connections, resulting in faster FTP transfers. (BZ#1218272)

Enhancements:

* With the updated packages, it is possible to explicitly enable or disable new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher suites to be used for the TLS protocol. (BZ#1066065)

* The libcurl library did not implement a non-blocking SSL handshake, which negatively affected performance of applications based on the libcurl multi API. The non-blocking SSL handshake has been implemented in libcurl, and the libcurl multi API now immediately returns the control back to the application whenever it cannot read or write data from or to the underlying network socket. (BZ#1091429)

* The libcurl library used an unnecessarily long blocking delay for actions with no active file descriptors, even for short operations. Some actions, such as resolving a host name using /etc/hosts, took a long time to complete. The blocking code in libcurl has been modified so that the initial delay is short and gradually increases until an event occurs. (BZ#1130239)

All curl users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.

4. Solution:

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

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

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

1130239 - Difference in curl performance between RHEL6 and RHEL7 1136154 - CVE-2014-3613 curl: incorrect handling of IP addresses in cookie domain 1154060 - curl: Disable out-of-protocol fallback to SSL 3.0 1154941 - CVE-2014-3707 curl: incorrect handle duplication after COPYPOSTFIELDS 1161182 - Response headers added by proxy servers missing in CURLINFO_HEADER_SIZE 1166264 - NTLM: ignore CURLOPT_FORBID_REUSE during NTLM HTTP auth [RHEL-7] 1170339 - use the default min/max TLS version provided by NSS 1178692 - CVE-2014-8150 curl: URL request injection vulnerability in parseurlandfillconn() 1213306 - CVE-2015-3143 curl: re-using authenticated connection when unauthenticated 1213351 - CVE-2015-3148 curl: Negotiate not treated as connection-oriented 1218272 - Performance problem with libcurl and FTP on RHEL7.X

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2159.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
25 %CWE-310Cryptographic Issues
25 %CWE-284Access Control (Authorization) Issues
25 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
25 %CWE-200Information Exposure

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28215
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28215
Title: USN-2399-1 -- curl vulnerability
Description: Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when being used with CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS and curl_easy_duphandle(). This may result in sensitive data being incorrectly sent to the remote server.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-2399-1
CVE-2014-3707
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04
Product(s): curl
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27332
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27332
Title: DSA-3069-1 -- curl security update
Description: Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that the curl_easy_duphandle() function in cURL, an URL transfer library, has a bug that can lead to libcurl eventually sending off sensitive data that was not intended for sending, while performing a HTTP POST operation.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-3069-1
CVE-2014-3707
Version: 3
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0
Product(s): curl
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application2
Application117
Application116
Application94
Application2
Os102
Os5
Os2
Os2
Os2

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

DateDescription
2015-08-20IAVM : 2015-A-0199 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple Mac OS X
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0061337

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DateInformations
2015-12-05 13:28:30
  • Multiple Updates
2015-12-03 13:26:50
  • Multiple Updates
2015-11-20 13:27:30
  • Multiple Updates
2015-11-20 00:25:15
  • First insertion