Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0444

Updated curl packages fix CVE-2014-3707

Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2014-3707


Updated curl packages fix security vulnerability:

Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that the curl_easy_duphandle() function in
cURL has a bug that can lead to libcurl eventually sending off sensitive data
that was not intended for sending, while performing a HTTP POST operation.
This bug requires CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS and curl_easy_duphandle() to be used
in that order, and then the duplicate handle must be used to perform the HTTP
POST. The curl command line tool is not affected by this problem as it does
not use this sequence (CVE-2014-3707).