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.