USN-3498-2: curl vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3498-2
4th December, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
curl could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
- curl - HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
USN-3498-1 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 FTP wildcard matching. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libcurl3-nss 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
- curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
- libcurl3-gnutls 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
- libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
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.