Check Point Advisories

cURL and libcurl Cookie Path Parsing Remote Code Execution (CVE-2015-3145)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-0857
Date Published: 22 Jul 2015
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 26 May, 2020
Source: Curl Project
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-3145
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? cURL Project libcurl prior to 7.42.0
Vulnerability Description A heap buffer underflow vulnerability exists in cURL and libcurl. The vulnerability is due error when parsing a cookie path in an HTTP response. A remote, unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by enticing user to perform a cURL on a crafted URL or provide malicious HTTP response to an application that uses libcurl.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the cURL and libcurl Cookie Path Parsing Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  cURL and libcurl Cookie Path Parsing Remote Code Execution

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