Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : curl vulnerability (USN-3710-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111038
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionPeter Wu discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain SMTP buffers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.