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.