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USN-1801-1: curl vulnerability

16 April 2013

Applications using libcurl could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



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


YAMADA Yasuharu discovered that libcurl was vulnerable to a cookie
leak when doing requests across domains with matching tails. curl did
not properly restrict cookies to domains and subdomains. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted URL,
an attacker could read cookie values stored by unrelated webservers.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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