USN-3805-2: curl vulnerability

01 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-3805-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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)

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