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USN-4466-2: curl vulnerability

20 August 2020

curl could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-4466-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Marc Aldorasi discovered that curl incorrectly handled the libcurl
CURLOPT_CONNECT_ONLY option. This could result in data being sent to the
wrong destination, possibly exposing sensitive information.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4466-1: libcurl4, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl4-doc, libcurl4-nss-dev, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss, libcurl3-gnutls, curl
  • USN-4665-1: libcurl4, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl4-doc, libcurl4-nss-dev, libcurl3, libcurl3-nss, libcurl3-gnutls, curl