USN-3805-2: curl vulnerability

  • USN-3805-2: curl vulnerability

    Ubuntu Security Notices wrote:

    curl vulnerability

    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


    Several security issues were fixed in curl.

    Software Description

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


    USN-3805-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

    Original advisory details:

    Brian Carpenter discovered that the curl command-line tool incorrectly handled error messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16842)

    Update instructions

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

    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    curl - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
    libcurl3 - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
    libcurl3-gnutls - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
    libcurl3-nss - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24

    To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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