Debian: DSA-2713-1: curl security update

    Date24 Jun 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Timo Sirainen discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, is prone to a heap overflow vulnerability due to bad checking of the input data in the curl_easy_unescape function.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2713-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    June 24, 2013                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : curl
    Vulnerability  : heap overflow
    Problem type   : local (remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-2174
    
    Timo Sirainen discovered that cURL, an URL transfer library, is prone to
    a heap overflow vulnerability due to bad checking of the input data in
    the curl_easy_unescape function.
    
    The curl command line tool is not affected by this problem as it doesn't
    use the curl_easy_unescape function.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze4.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.26.0-1+wheezy3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 7.31.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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