USN-3262-1: curl vulnerability

20 April 2017

curl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04

Summary

Applications using curl could allow unintended access over the network.

Software Description

  • curl - HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries

Details

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled client certificates when resuming a TLS session. A remote attacker could use this to hijack a previously authenticated connection.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
curl - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.1
libcurl3 - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.1
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.1
libcurl3-nss - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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