USN-3554-2: curl vulnerability

1 February 2018

curl vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

curl could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-3554-1 fixed vulnerabilities in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that curl could accidentally leak authentication data. An attacker could possibly use this to get access to sensitive information. (CVE-2018-1000007)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.20
libcurl3 - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.20
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.20
libcurl3-nss - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.20

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.

References