Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : curl vulnerability (USN-818-1)

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 :

Scott Cantor discovered that Curl did not correctly handle SSL
certificates with zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker
could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view
sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40657 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36032

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2417

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