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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-1000005: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2018-951)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-1000005: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2018-951)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
01/24/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2018
Modified
09/19/2018

Description

libcurl 7.49.0 to and including 7.57.0 contains an out bounds read in code handling HTTP/2 trailers. It was reported (https://github.com/curl/curl/pull/2231) that reading an HTTP/2 trailer could mess up future trailers since the stored size was one byte less than required. The problem is that the code that creates HTTP/1-like headers from the HTTP/2 trailer data once appended a string like `:` to the target buffer, while this was recently changed to `: ` (a space was added after the colon) but the following math wasn't updated correspondingly. When accessed, the data is read out of bounds and causes either a crash or that the (too large) data gets passed to client write. This could lead to a denial-of-service situation or an information disclosure if someone has a service that echoes back or uses the trailers for something.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

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