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Debian: Security update for curl

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Curl, an URL transfer library. This update enables OpenSSL workarounds against the “BEAST” attack. Dan Fandrich discovered that Curl performs insufficient sanitising when extracting the file path part of an URL. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2398-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 30, 2012                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : curl
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3389 CVE-2012-0036 

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Curl, an URL transfer 
library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:

CVE-2011-3389

  This update enables OpenSSL workarounds against the "BEAST" attack.
  Additional information can be found in the Curl advisory:
  http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20120124B.html

CVE-2012-0036

  Dan Fandrich discovered that Curl performs insufficient sanitising
  when extracting the file path part of an URL.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.18.2-8lenny6.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 7.24.0-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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