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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   curl Vendors:   curl.haxx.se
curl Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042014
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042014
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-16842   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 1 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in curl. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow and read back out-of-buffer data.

Brian Carpenter, Geeknik Labs, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.62.0).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2018-16842.html

Vendor URL:  https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2018-16842.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 1 2018 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) curl Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, and 18.10.
Nov 2 2018 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) curl Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ESM.



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