Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3122-1 curl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Jan 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8150.
- More information:
Andrey Labunets of Facebook discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, fails to properly handle URLs with embedded end-of-line characters. An attacker able to make an application using libcurl to access a specially crafted URL via an HTTP proxy could use this flaw to do additional requests in a way that was not intended, or insert additional request headers into the request.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy12.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 7.38.0-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.