USN-3498-2: curl vulnerability

04 December 2017

curl could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-3498-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04

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

References