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USN-3765-2: curl vulnerability

17 September 2018

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

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-3765-1 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 certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

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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

Related notices

  • USN-3765-1: libcurl4, curl-udeb, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl4-doc, libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl3-udeb, curl, libcurl4-nss-dev