CVE-2016-8621 log

Source
Severity Medium
Remote Yes
Type Information disclosure
Description
The curl_getdate converts a given date string into a numerical timestamp and it supports a range of different formats and possibilites to express a date and time. The underlying date parsing function is also used internally when parsing for example HTTP cookies (possibly received from remote servers) and it can be used when doing conditional HTTP requests.

The date parser function uses the libc sscanf() function at two places, with the parsing strings "%02d:%02d" and ""%02d:%02d:%02d". The intent being that it would parse either a string with HH:MM (two digits colon two digits) or HH:MM:SS (two digits colon two digits colon two digits). If instead the piece of time that was sent in had the final digit cut off, thus ending with a single-digit, the date parser code would advance its read pointer one byte too much and end up reading out of bounds.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-66 lib32-libcurl-gnutls 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
AVG-65 libcurl-gnutls 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
AVG-63 lib32-libcurl-compat 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
AVG-62 libcurl-compat 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
AVG-61 lib32-curl 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
AVG-60 curl 7.50.3-1 7.51.0-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
03 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-9 AVG-65 libcurl-gnutls High multiple issues
03 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-8 AVG-62 libcurl-compat High multiple issues
03 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-7 AVG-60 curl High multiple issues
02 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-5 AVG-63 lib32-libcurl-compat High multiple issues
02 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-4 AVG-61 lib32-curl High multiple issues
03 Nov 2016 ASA-201611-10 AVG-66 lib32-libcurl-gnutls High multiple issues
References
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161102G.html