Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3554-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106558
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain data. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or even to get access to sensitive data. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10.
It was discovered that curl could accidentally leak authentication data. An attacker could possibly use this to get access to sensitive information. (CVE-2018-1000007).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.