USN-3765-2: curl vulnerability

17 September 2018

curl vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

curl could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-3765-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.23
libcurl3 - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.23
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.23
libcurl3-nss - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.23

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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