Debian Security Advisory

DLA-625-1 curl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Sep 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 837945.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7167.
More information:

It was discovered that the four libcurl functions curl_escape(), curl_easy_escape(), curl_unescape and curl_easy_unescape accepted negative string length inputs.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 7.26.0-1+wheezy16.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

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