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USN-3805-1: curl vulnerabilities

31 October 2018

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly handled SASL
authentication. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-16839)

Brian Carpenter discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when
closing certain handles. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16840)

Brian Carpenter discovered that the curl command-line tool incorrectly
handled error messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16842)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3805-2: libcurl3-nss, libcurl3, curl, libcurl3-gnutls