Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-726-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that curl did not enforce any restrictions when
following URL redirects. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a URL to an untrusted server, an attacker could use
redirects to gain access to arbitrary files. This update changes curl
behavior to prevent following 'file' URLs after a redirect.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37148 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33962

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0037