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USN-3805-2: curl vulnerability

1 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in curl.



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


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.


Related notices

  • USN-3805-1: libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl4-doc, curl-udeb, libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl4, libcurl3-udeb, libcurl4-nss-dev, curl, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss