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[slackware-security] curl (SSA:2013-038-01)


New curl packages are available for Slackware 14.0, and -current to

fix a security issue.



Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:


patches/packages/curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.

When negotiating SASL DIGEST-MD5 authentication, the function

Curl_sasl_create_digest_md5_message() uses the data provided from the

server without doing the proper length checks and that data is then

appended to a local fixed-size buffer on the stack. This vulnerability

can be exploited by someone who is in control of a server that a libcurl

based program is accessing with POP3, SMTP or IMAP. For applications

that accept user provided URLs, it is also thinkable that a malicious

user would feed an application with a URL to a server hosting code

targeting this flaw.

Affected versions: curl 7.26.0 to and including 7.28.1

For more information, see:


(* Security fix *)




Where to find the new packages:



Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab

(http://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting

to the Slackware project! :-)


Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for

additional mirror sites near you.


Updated package for Slackware 14.0:



Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:



Updated package for Slackware -current:



Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:




MD5 signatures:



Slackware 14.0 package:

f235fe8f505ce0f3436fdea3625c3bdf curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz


Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:

f7359f77338c2475e654ff2c0204210e curl-7.29.0-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz


Slackware -current package:

eff523206400dde2b50bd4b20fbf0e64 n/curl-7.29.0-i486-1.txz


Slackware x86_64 -current package:

8dccef537d72d7297e4907db7cd160ef n/curl-7.29.0-x86_64-1.txz



Installation instructions:



Upgrade the package as root:

# upgradepkg curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz





Slackware Linux Security Team


security ( -at -) slackware.com




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