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USN-3598-1: curl vulnerabilities

15 March 2018

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Phan Thanh discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain FTP paths. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000120)

Dario Weisser discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain LDAP URLs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-1000121)

Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain RTSP data. An
attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or even to
get access to sensitive data. (CVE-2018-1000122)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3598-2: curl, libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss