Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-2167-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Steve Holme discovered that libcurl incorrectly reused wrong
connections when using protocols other than HTTP and FTP. This could
lead to the use of unintended credentials, possibly exposing sensitive
information. (CVE-2014-0138)

Richard Moore discovered that libcurl incorrectly validated wildcard
SSL certificates that contain literal IP addresses. An attacker could
possibly exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view
sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73514 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66457

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0138