USN-3993-1: curl vulnerabilities

22 May 2019

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Wenchao Li discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory in the
curl_url_set() function. 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 affected Ubuntu 19.04. (CVE-2019-5435)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when receiving data
from a TFTP server. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2019-5436)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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