USN-3441-1: curl vulnerabilities

10 October 2017

curl vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Software Description

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

Details

Daniel Stenberg discovered that curl incorrectly handled large floating point output. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-9586)

Even Rouault discovered that curl incorrectly handled large file names when doing TFTP transfers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive memory contents. (CVE-2017-1000100)

Brian Carpenter and Yongji Ouyang discovered that curl incorrectly handled numerical range globbing. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive memory contents. (CVE-2017-1000101)

Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP PWD responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-1000254)

Brian Carpenter discovered that curl incorrectly handled the –write-out command line option. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive memory contents. (CVE-2017-7407)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
curl - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.2
libcurl3 - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.2
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.2
libcurl3-nss - 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
curl - 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.3
libcurl3 - 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.3
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.3
libcurl3-nss - 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
curl - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.11
libcurl3 - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.11
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.11
libcurl3-nss - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.11

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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