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USN-5495-1: curl vulnerabilities

27 June 2022

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain cookies.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 21.10, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-32205)

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain HTTP compressions.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2022-32206)

Harry Sintonen incorrectly handled certain file permissions.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 21.10, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-32207)

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain FTP-KRB messages.
An attacker could possibly use this to perform a machine-in-the-middle attack.
(CVE-2022-32208)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5499-1: libcurl3-nss, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl4-doc, libcurl4-nss-dev, curl, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl3