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USN-3882-1: curl vulnerabilities

06 February 2019

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Wenxiang Qian discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain NTLM
authentication messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10.
(CVE-2018-16890)

Wenxiang Qian discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain NTLMv2
authentication messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04
LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2019-3822)

Brian Carpenter discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain SMTP
responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-3823)

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.