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USN-2399-1: curl vulnerability

10 November 2014

curl could expose sensitive information over the network.



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


Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when
being used with CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS and curl_easy_duphandle(). This may
result in sensitive data being incorrectly sent to the remote server.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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