USN-3805-2: curl vulnerability

1 November 2018

curl vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Software Description

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


USN-3805-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Brian Carpenter discovered that the curl command-line tool incorrectly handled error messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16842)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3 - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3-nss - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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