Updated curl packages fix security vulnerabilityPublication date: 06 Feb 2018
Affected Mageia releases : 6
CVE: CVE-2018-1000005 , CVE-2018-1000008
It was reported that reading an HTTP/2 trailer could mess up future trailers since the stored size was one byte less than required. When accessed, the data is read out of bounds and causes either a crash or that the (too large) data gets passed to the libcurl callback. This might lead to a denial-of-service situation or an information disclosure if someone has a service that echoes back or uses the trailers for something (CVE-2018-1000005). When asked to send custom headers in its HTTP requests, libcurl will send that set of headers first to the host in the initial URL but also, if asked to follow redirects and a 30X HTTP response code is returned, to the host mentioned in URL in the Location: response header value. Sending the same set of headers to subsequest hosts is in particular a problem for applications that pass on custom Authorization: headers, as this header often contains privacy sensitive information or data that could allow others to impersonate the libcurl-using client's request (CVE-2018-1000008).