Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3648-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109893

Synopsis

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

Description

Dario Weisser discovered that curl incorrectly handled long FTP server command replies. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious FTP server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-1000300)

Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain RTSP responses. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-1000301).

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109893

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3648-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/17

Modified: 2018/07/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-nss, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000300, CVE-2018-1000301, CVE-2018-1000303

USN: 3648-1