USN-3498-1: curl vulnerabilities

29 November 2017

curl vulnerabilities

Packages

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

Details

Alex Nichols discovered that curl incorrectly handled NTLM authentication
credentials. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10.
(CVE-2017-8816)

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.
(CVE-2017-8817)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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