USN-4903-1: curl vulnerability

07 April 2021

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

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Viktor Szakats discovered that curl did not strip off user credentials
from referrer header fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain sensitive information.

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-4898-1: libcurl3, libcurl3-nss, libcurl4, curl, libcurl3-gnutls