Ubuntu 12.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-1721-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled SASL authentication
when communicating over POP3, SMTP or IMAP. If a user or automated
system were tricked into processing a specially crafted URL, an
attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. The default compiler options for affected releases
should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64619 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57842

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0249