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

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 :

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.

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 libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67138 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60737

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2174

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