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USN-5587-1: curl vulnerability

1 September 2022

curl could be denied access to a HTTP(S) content if it recieved a specially crafted cookie.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Axel Chong discovered that when curl accepted and sent back
cookies containing control bytes that a HTTP(S) server might
return a 400 (Bad Request Error) response. A malicious cookie
host could possibly use this to cause denial-of-service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References