Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 / 20.04 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-4402-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 137824


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


Marek Szlagor, Gregory Jefferis and Jeroen Ooms discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain credentials. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-8169)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain parameters. An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite a local file.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 137824

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4402-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/06/25

Updated: 2020/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:19.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/06/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8169, CVE-2020-8177

USN: 4402-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0291