Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3882-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 121639

Synopsis

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

Description

Wenxiang Qian discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain NTLM authentication messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-16890)

Wenxiang Qian discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain NTLMv2 authentication messages. 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 applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2019-3822)

Brian Carpenter discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain SMTP responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-3823).

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3882-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 121639

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3882-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2019

Updated: 1/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16890, CVE-2019-3822, CVE-2019-3823

USN: 3882-1

CEA-ID: CEA-2019-0227