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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2018-16840: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2019-1162)

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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2018-16840: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2019-1162)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/31/2018
Created
05/08/2020
Added
04/27/2020
Modified
09/30/2022

Description

A heap use-after-free flaw was found in curl versions from 7.59.0 through 7.61.1 in the code related to closing an easy handle. When closing and cleaning up an 'easy' handle in the `Curl_close()` function, the library code first frees a struct (without nulling the pointer) and might then subsequently erroneously write to a struct field within that already freed struct.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-curl
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-curl-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-libcurl
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-libcurl-devel

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