USN-2474-1: curl vulnerability

15 January 2015

curl could be tricked into adding arbitrary requests when following certain URLs.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Andrey Labunets discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain URLs when
using a proxy server. If a user or automated system were tricked into using
a specially crafted URL, an attacker could possibly use this issue to
inject arbitrary HTTP requests.

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.

References