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USN-6429-3: curl vulnerabilities

17 October 2023

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-6429-1 fixed vulnerabilities in curl. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 23.10.

Original advisory details:

Jay Satiro discovered that curl incorrectly handled hostnames when using a
SOCKS5 proxy. In environments where curl is configured to use a SOCKS5
proxy, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04.
(CVE-2023-38545)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled cookies when an application
duplicated certain handles. A local attacker could possibly create a cookie
file and inject arbitrary cookies into subsequent connections.
(CVE-2023-38546)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10

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

Related notices

  • USN-6429-1: libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl4-nss-dev, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl3-nss, libcurl4, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, curl, libcurl4-doc
  • USN-6429-2: libcurl3-gnutls, libcurl4-nss-dev, libcurl4-openssl-dev, libcurl3-nss, libcurl4, libcurl4-gnutls-dev, curl, libcurl4-doc, libcurl3