CVE-2017-7407

NameCVE-2017-7407
DescriptionThe ourWriteOut function in tool_writeout.c in curl 7.53.1 might allow physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory in opportunistic circumstances by reading a workstation screen during use of a --write-out argument ending in a '%' character, which leads to a heap-based buffer over-read.
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-883-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs859500

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
curl (PTS)jessie7.38.0-4+deb8u11vulnerable
jessie (security)7.38.0-4+deb8u13vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch7.52.1-5+deb9u8fixed
buster, sid7.62.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
curlsource(unstable)7.52.1-4unimportant859500
curlsourcewheezy7.26.0-1+wheezy19lowDLA-883-1

Notes

https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/1890d59905414ab84a35892b2e45833654aa5c13
Negligible security impact

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