Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3993-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125355
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Synopsis

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

Description

Wenchao Li discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory in the curl_url_set() function. 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 19.04.
(CVE-2019-5435)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when receiving data from a TFTP server. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5436).

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/3993-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125355

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3993-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2019

Updated: 1/15/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/28/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5435, CVE-2019-5436

USN: 3993-1