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cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-21 / curl
Release Date June 22, 2014
Latest Revision June 22, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/curl < 7.36.0 >= 7.36.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #505864


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL, the worst of which could lead to man-in-the-middle attacks.

2.  Impact Information


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


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


A remote attacker could cause a man-in-the-middle attack via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate certification authority. Furthermore, a context-dependent attacker may be able to bypass security restrictions by connecting as other users.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.36.0"

4.  References


Page updated June 22, 2014

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