Out-of-bounds write in curl.haxx.se cURL



Published: 2018-08-01 | Updated: 2020-08-03
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-8617
CWE-ID CWE-787
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor curl.haxx.se

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU33012

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-8617

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local authenticated user to execute arbitrary code.

The base64 encode function in curl before version 7.51.0 is prone to a buffer being under allocated in 32bit systems if it receives at least 1Gb as input via `CURLOPT_USERNAME`.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

cURL: 7.1, 7.1.1, 7.2, 7.2.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.4.1, 7.4.2, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 7.8, 7.8.1, 7.8.2, 7.9, 7.9.1, 7.9.2, 7.9.3, 7.9.4, 7.9.5, 7.9.6, 7.9.7, 7.9.8, 7.10, 7.10.1, 7.10.2, 7.10.3, 7.10.4, 7.10.5, 7.10.6, 7.10.7, 7.10.8, 7.11.0, 7.11.1, 7.11.2, 7.12, 7.12.0, 7.12.1, 7.12.2, 7.12.3, 7.13, 7.13.0, 7.13.1, 7.13.2, 7.14, 7.14.0, 7.14.1, 7.15, 7.15.0, 7.15.1, 7.15.2, 7.15.3, 7.15.4, 7.15.5, 7.16.0, 7.16.1, 7.16.2, 7.16.3, 7.16.4, 7.17, 7.17.0, 7.17.1, 7.18, 7.18.0, 7.18.1, 7.18.2, 7.19.0, 7.19.1, 7.19.2, 7.19.3, 7.19.4, 7.19.5, 7.19.6, 7.19.7, 7.20.0, 7.20.1, 7.21.0, 7.21.1, 7.21.2, 7.21.3, 7.21.4, 7.21.5, 7.21.6, 7.21.7, 7.22.0, 7.23.0, 7.23.1, 7.24.0, 7.25.0, 7.26.0, 7.27.0, 7.28.0, 7.28.1, 7.29.0, 7.30.0, 7.31.0, 7.32.0, 7.33.0, 7.34.0, 7.35.0, 7.36.0, 7.37.0, 7.37.1, 7.38.0, 7.39.0, 7.40.0, 7.41.0, 7.42.0, 7.42.1, 7.43.0, 7.44.0, 7.45.0, 7.46.0, 7.47.0, 7.47.1, 7.48.0, 7.49.0, 7.49.1, 7.50.0, 7.50.1, 7.50.2, 7.50.3

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94097
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037192
http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2486
http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-8617
http://curl.haxx.se/CVE-2016-8617.patch
http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161102C.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47
http://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-21

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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