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[ASA-201811-5] libcurl-compat: arbitrary code execution
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201811-5 ========================================= Severity: High Date : 2018-11-06 CVE-ID : CVE-2018-16840 Package : libcurl-compat Type : arbitrary code execution Remote : Yes Link : Summary ======= The package libcurl-compat before version 7.62.0-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 7.62.0-1. # pacman -Syu "libcurl-compat>=7.62.0-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 7.62.0. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== A heap use-after-free flaw was found in curl versions from 7.59.0 through 7.61.1 in the code related to closing an easy handle. When closing and cleaning up an 'easy' handle in the `Curl_close()` function, the library code first frees a struct (without nulling the pointer) and might then subsequently erroneously write to a struct field within that already freed struct. Impact ====== A malicious remote server might be able to execute arbitrary commands by closing the connection from a client using easy handlers. References ==========