USN-3048-1: curl vulnerabilities

08 August 2016

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Bru Rom discovered that curl incorrectly handled client certificates when
resuming a TLS session. (CVE-2016-5419)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled client certificates when
reusing TLS connections. (CVE-2016-5420)

Marcelo Echeverria and Fernando Muñoz discovered that curl incorrectly
reused a connection struct, contrary to expectations. This issue only
applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-5421)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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