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

Related notices

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