USN-3765-1: curl vulnerability

17 September 2018

curl could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References