Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : curl vulnerability (USN-1894-1)

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 :

Timo Sirainen discovered that libcurl incorrectly handled memory when
parsing URL encoded strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause libcurl to crash, leading to a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67138 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60737

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2174