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USN-3648-1: curl vulnerabilities

16 May 2018

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

Dario Weisser discovered that curl incorrectly handled long FTP server
command replies. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting
to a malicious FTP server, 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 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2018-1000300)

Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain RTSP responses.
If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious
server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-1000301)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
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: libcurl3-gnutls, curl, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss