Debian Security Advisory

DLA-883-1 curl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7407.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a buffer read overrun vulnerability in curl, a tool for downloading files from the internet, etc.

If a "%" ended the --write-out parameter, the string's trailing NUL would be skipped and memory past the end of the buffer could be accessed and potentially displayed as part of the output.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in curl version 7.26.0-1+wheezy18+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.