CVE-2016-8617

NameCVE-2016-8617
DescriptionThe base64 encode function in curl before version 7.51.0 is prone to a buffer being under allocated in 32bit systems if it receives at least 1Gb as input via `CURLOPT_USERNAME`.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-711-1, DSA-3705-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
curl (PTS)stretch7.52.1-5+deb9u10fixed
stretch (security)7.52.1-5+deb9u14fixed
buster, buster (security)7.64.0-4+deb10u2fixed
bullseye, sid7.74.0-1.3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
curlsourcewheezy7.26.0-1+wheezy17DLA-711-1
curlsourcejessie7.38.0-4+deb8u5DSA-3705-1
curlsource(unstable)7.51.0-1

Notes

https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/efd24d57426bd77c9b5860e6b297904703750412
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161102C.html
https://curl.haxx.se/CVE-2016-8617.patch

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