Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-1801-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

YAMADA Yasuharu discovered that libcurl was vulnerable to a cookie
leak when doing requests across domains with matching tails. curl did
not properly restrict cookies to domains and subdomains. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted URL,
an attacker could read cookie values stored by unrelated webservers.

Solution :

Update the affected curl and / or libcurl3 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65981 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59058

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1944