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[ASA-201711-10] libcurl-compat: information disclosure
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201711-10 ========================================== Severity: Medium Date : 2017-11-02 CVE-ID : CVE-2017-1000257 Package : libcurl-compat Type : information disclosure Remote : Yes Link : Summary ======= The package libcurl-compat before version 7.56.1-1 is vulnerable to information disclosure. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 7.56.1-1. # pacman -Syu "libcurl-compat>=7.56.1-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 7.56.1. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== A heap buffer overrun flaw was found in the IMAP handler of libcurl >= 7.20.0 and < 7.56.1. An IMAP FETCH response line indicates the size of the returned data, in number of bytes. When that response says the data is zero bytes, libcurl would pass on that (non-existing) data with a pointer and the size (zero) to the deliver-data function. libcurl's deliver-data function treats zero as a magic number and invokes strlen() on the data to figure out the length. The strlen() is called on a heap based buffer that might not be zero terminated so libcurl might read beyond the end of it into whatever memory lies after (or just crash) and then deliver that to the application as if it was actually downloaded. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious IMAP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially cause information disclosure or crash the application. Impact ====== A remote attacker is able to disclose sensitive information or crash the application by tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious IMAP server. References ==========